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VOL. 4. 


NO. I 


RY F. W. SimOAM. 

Yes the trees are ladfd Jennie, 
Where once the yellow apples grew, 

That we sat and ate together 
JJeiieath their shade, long months aye. 

The shade is gone where then wc sat, 

AU bare the leafless branches spread, 
Far scattered on tlie Autumn blast, 

Tlie leaves lie withered now and dead 
The happy snn^-birds, too, are gone, 

Far to tlie southern lands away; 
No more their warbled echoes walie, 

The early dawning of the day. 

Robed in a wind! ne; sheet of snow, 
Now lie the fields once green and fair; 

Wild winds o'er faded nature shrieks, 
Tlie sad requiem of the year. 

Farewell to summer and its joys, 
Farewell green U-avcs and liowers gay; 

Thou sitngbirds too. a Icind farewell. 
For all things here must pass away. 

And wp, ere many years are gone, 
Down in the silent giave must lie; 

While the storms and the winds above, 
AVill sing onr long last lullaby. 

Yet 'lis alone onr mortal part. 

With moital things of earth must lie; 

Unending life our spirit's find, 
Where leaves and flowers never die. 

Frce'd is that land of love and light. 
From winter's dreaiiness and gloom; 

No frosts or chilliug winds can blight, 
Its fai.i and everlasting bloom. 

Sweet rest, may th<"re tlie weary find, 
And progress upward, evermore; 

With sin, and woe, and death behind. 
Eternal life and joy before. 

Antwerp, Mich. 


For the PiUjrith. 


For tlie first time in the history of 
the PjLfiRiM, do I, as a stranger 
atuong a great porliou of the readers 
of this excellent and well conducted 
paper, attempt to write a friendly 
l^reeting. A stranger I say, but not 
to all, for quite a number of you I 
have met with before, and others no 
doubt, have seen rae in person which 
to uie are unknown. Let this bo as 
It may, it is my purpose to write oc^ 
fasionally for the columns of the Pli.- 
"iiiM the present year, God sparing 
"ly life, and then, if the editors will 
accept and publish the same, you and 
I may form a closer intimacy ere the 
present year closes. 

One thousand eight hundred and 
spventy-t«o is now to be numbered 
with tiie things of the past, adding 
one more year to tlie long culnirin of 
years, from which time we date the 
christian era. Think, more than 
eighteen hundred years have passed by 
since the little babe of Bethlehem wag 
circumcised af(er the custom of the 
Jewish law. Again thirty years af- 
ter thi.s event, was He publicly declar- 
ed to be the Son of God, and then 
in the short time of three years fol- 
lowing this event, was He publicly 
crucified on Calvery's summit. Thus 
we see that as year after year would 
roll back into eternity with the things 
then transpiring, other years with 
new occurrences would take thtir pla- 
ces. But in no instance could the 
succeeding year bring forward wdiat 
tiie preceding one had carried along 
with itself in any oilier way than 
by memory. What a blessed gift 
iii^mory is ! With this we can re- 
trace the ocean of time, and bring to 
our remembrance things that long 
since have happened and have passed 
away with the passing years. Some 
of these remaniscencGs of the past are 
of a pleasant, while others of a sor- 
rowful nature. Some of them we 
wouUl fuudly cherish and often feel 
sad that we arc so slow in bringing 
tbem up befure our minds with all 
the little iaicidcnts connected there- 
with, while others we are as ready to 
have buried in the dark past. 

Standing, as we are, upon a new 
era of time, we naturally look pros- 
pectively into the future of the pres- 
ent year, arranging things for the 
present and perhaps another year 
still farther away. Had we not as 
poor weak and perishable mortals, 
better first take a retrospective view? 
Let us look into the year just passed, 
and let us try and bring up some of 
the things that are now recorded in 
eternity. Husbands and wives, how 
many ofyou can recall to mind the 
happy hours you and your dear com- 
panions spent together on New Year's 
day just one year ago, or even later 
in the year. And where is one or 

the other of you now? Cruel death 
fnuuil his way to your doaiicils and 
carried one or the other a victim 
away, we hope, to a better workl tliau 
this. Oh, the sighs and groans that 
then escaped from a heart that 
was bleeding for a loved one ! I just 
now recall such scenes that happened 
in the past year. In what consist 
your present joy ? Can you in truth 
say, "my joy and consolation is based 
upon the iiopc of meeting my ])artner 
in a country where years are not num- 
bered and where the hand of God will 
wipe away all tears from our eyes? 

Fathers and mothers, how many of 
you were culled to the painful duly 
of standing by the bed side of a dy- 
ing son or daughter, one that was near 
and dear to your hearts ? Perhaps 
that son or that daughter was allow'* 
ed by yon, as Christian parents, to in- 
dulge freely in the vanities of the 
world, so mncli so that all their pre- 
cious time of former years was entire- 
ly taken up in these sinuil indulgen- 
ces, and your ears were saluted witli 
the words, "Papa, Mamma, O, I 
don't like to die, I am afraid to die, I 
am a sinner, pray for me." Many, 
yea very many have passed away with 
the past year uttering language of a 
similar nature. 

Futiiers and mothers, let me en- 
treat you as a lover of your souls, 
ask yourselves the solemn question 
this New Years week, '"have I done 
my duty to my children and family 
as Gods word and my own g'lod 
judgment would indicate tliat I should 
have done, first for inysell, and sec- 
ondly for my family at large, or may 
not some of my own children, they 
of my own household,sfand up against 
me in the day of judgement ?" O, 
do have an eye upon yourself and 
your chihlren ; and let this New Year 
cause you to form, within you, new 
resolutions for the better, and pray 
God Iliatyou may snccessfnlly carry 
tlK-m out ? 
Sons and many ofyou 
were called during the year just pass- 
ed to witness the last faint breathing | 
of a kind Ciiristian parent, one that I 

often prayed with, and for you ? Do 
you now recollect how the silent tear 
unbidden stole down your cheek, and 
perhaps fell upon the cold brow of 
your best loved friend on earth, how 
as orphans you sought the orphan^s 
prayer, your heart broken and bleed- 
ing, almost, if not altogether willing 
to have the Savior to pour in oil and 
wines ? Did you carry these feelings 
through all the past year and still out 
of the ark of safety, and do you mean 
to carry them through another year? 
Beware, there is danger ahead. Death 
may lay his icy hand >m you before 
the present year closes, .<ind lay your 
body low, and launch your spirit into 

Ministers of the Gospel, have we 
been us faithful in our calling as we 
should, or could have been in the past 
year? Upon us hang weighty mat- 
ters. Oh can we be so happy as (o 
hear the Master of the house say, 
"you have been faithful in all my 
house, you have not shunned to de^ 
dare the whole will and council of 
God. Now sit down with Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob in the Fathers King 
dom." Such no doubt have pasnd 
away from our side, in the past year. 
Their voices are heard no more i)y us. 
Will we not double our diligence for 
the future? The jirescnt year may 
close the labors ol quite a number of 
UB. Who is ready when the Master 

Editors of the Pii.uri.m, you too 
have entered upon a new year. Your 
labors of the past year is before us. 
Your work when viewed from tlio 
present new era, is, like all of ours, in 
many things it might have been bet- 
ter, but upon the *vholeso liir as my 
knowledge goes, it has rendered saiis- 
liiction pretty generally. This .should 
give you some encouragcmeut to you 
as the publisher of the paper, but I 
trust you too with the rest of u*, will 
try to improve, correct, Ac, as you 
pas-j along in the present year, which 
I trust may be a pleasant and pros 
peroiis one, one tiiat may amply re- 
ward you for your laboi-s that you 
may bestow upon the Pii.gri.m, and 

T H E W E E K L Y P 1 L G tl I JI. 

Tir the good that may grow out of the 
fl!:me spirituality .acrosvn of everlast- 
ing life. Carefully examine the mut- 
ter iii:endc.-l for itH pages by the light 
of the Gonpc-i of Christ. Let every 
seotcticc* be forin'jJ under the infiu- 
jLMiuttof the ILjly Spirit so that noHi- 
\\)'r may «]ip^.';ir up')n the face tli»'roi)f 
that will causeiihlciniflhtobebrouglit 
npun the purity of .Ji-siis, or iiis holy 
%T(ii(l or ill tiio Ie:wl siigmntize our ho- 
ly religion that we iiare Imscd iipou 
1 lie chief corner fttone. Pray much 
and wututi not a IJitlo. j 

To ali brethren andnislera, old and ; 
youn^, may tliis year be a pleasant 
and happy ouc. May tlie c'lurcli of; 
{;iiri"<t ri')f>icL' in if^^niv^ m^uy suuIk ' 
M-iiirn from sin and nnrighteonsncss j 
Id lioliiiesrt and ri|,'!il('onHn<>y8, so tli.'it 
if the Ivonl ofiieaven and earth m-os , 
tilt ) inaico hi.t uppL'.uini; that many, j 
many tnight l»e permlued to go in i 
wiih llim and I'rmt wirii Ilitn in Jlis 
Falhcn* liingdotn. Kveii ho Lord, 
Amon. C. 0. Lint, 

JMe City, P((. 



IN AMtiRlUA. ! 

This nmiiliBi'ilpt was inU'iulcd for the Pil- 
[/rim Alinnnar, but ciowdcil out, we tliore- 
lorci in«cil U in tin- Piujium, hopinj; tliiil il 
win be Niitinfiu'toiy, boUi to ilic writer ami 
am ti'ivU-TH. 'I'liu cojty wjih wdttcu in tin* 
Ociinim iinii triiu»liitu(iby L. Furry. 

There came from Swarlzoimu, Ger- 
Miiiiiv, sfvcrul fiunilies in t!ie year 
171!) 10 (it-rmantown, I'ennsylvania, 
and in the iolluwiiij; year, 17'.i(), JtO 
I'.imiliert more, all iiaplin IJrelhren, 
ids ) from (iermaiiy, with IVter Boek'» 
t*r tlieir preacher. They came from 
dilliMvnt places in (lermany to Ger* 
mantowii and Piiibidelphiii, Pcnnsyl- 
v.uiia, Tiii'de brethren organized a 
congregation at Germantowu witli 
their teaclipr, IVtcr Beeker in the 
vi'iir 182L After that, some of the 
Ilrethrcn moved to Conestoga, Lan- 1 
ca-stcr county, some to SkippaeU, oth- 
ers to Oly and Kaikcns *Scliwam fun^ ' 
gn!». Tlien had they, at dilVerent pla- 
ct'.", their meetings witli Peter Becker j 
tlu'ir preacher and overseer. (Tiien 
the bicthren agrceil to cliooso another 
preacher, and t!»e clioiue, by a ni'ijor- 
ily of voices, fell on brother Conrad 
lli'i«>sel for speaker, and John Uildc- 
brand for deacon, assistants inthescr- 
vloe at Cmestoga, by the counsel of 
Peter Becker as fliishop with the 
biclhven at Germanlown,beea<ise Pe- 
ter lieeker dwelled there. But Con-* 
ra 1 IilMsscI at Concstoga soon caused 
MMue dilUculty by commencing other 
ways (order) with tiic brethren of 
Concstoga and conceived an idea to 
;;eep the Saturday instead of the 
L n"d's day as a seven dayer. After 
many and ling adm<»nitions, the 
churcli could not avail anything with 

"1 had no other woixl for Schwam \l 
would prclerovcreecr. 

Cournd Bcicsel to leave ins own ways 
and lo yield obedience to the German- 
town brethr.^n.) In the ni?aiitimc,in 
Deccm!>nr 1 7"S0, Alexander Mack, 
also arrived frttm Germany to Ger- 
mantowu. Then the congr.-gation 
agreed with M.ick to decide by voice 
of the mnjorily ol the i'ongr.»gition 
whether to i;eep tiie Sibbath or Snn- 
d ay for the J^oni's day, when 11 
voices agreed with Cturad Jieisjel to 
keep with him, and 27 for Sunday, 
with Petor Becker and Alexamlcr 
' Mack. So Booker and Maok with 
the bretliren in Gerrnant.^wn and Coa- 
estogii, proceeded as tin? majority de- 
cided. (IJnt Conrad Bjisscl, upon his 
own hand, commenced the Cioister 
(im nunery) at Ephrata to establish 
t.lie seven dayor, (Seventh day Bap- 
tist) ajid lie has fi>r a considerable 
time priestridden several brethren and 
sisters.) Alter Alexander Mack had 
died at Gcrnuiitown in tii^year 1735 
ws Michael Franlz chosen for spiiak- 
erandJolm Lmdls f)r deacon. In 
the year I73j, at C.jnc'itoga, L incas 
ter Co., Pa., Mieliacl Frantz was 
speaker anil Bishop about 12 year.'*, 
from 17."J'j to 1747 and then moved 
West ; after that came Michael Pfoutz 
in his stead ns speaker and bishL>p, 
from the 17 17 to 17G9, 22 years in 
'.he Concstoga Congregation, where 
he th^n died at tlie ag(^ of 50 years, 
the -Uh of .May 17.)U. Then came 
Cnrisiian Longcneeker in his stead 
ns speaker and liishop in the same 
Congregatiou from 17()9 to 1772, a 
time of three years. Afier that, be- 
cause the cuugregution had consider- 
ably sprcail, the Brethren concluded 
to divide the Coue-^loga into three dis'. 
tricls in the year 1672, one district 
called Cmcstoga, the other White 
Oak and the other Swatara. Then 
were Peter I'^ichenbcrgcr and Jacob 
HtuU appointed as overseer for Con- 
cstoga Cjiigregation ; Carist. lj>^n-^e- j 
neckcr and Jobn Zug for the Wlilto ! 
Oak, and ll,tn Jacob B.ishor aud ] 
George Kline for Swalara, Berks Co. j 

in the j.-av 1798 or 1800 was the 
Swatara district again divided into, 
two districts as Little and Big Swa- 

Now, or from tliis time, my manu- 
script covers the Concstoga Congrega- 
tion only ; written from time to time 
by Kichenber^er and Jacob Stnll. Af- 
ter ICigenbcrger went away, in the 
year 1801, was Davlii Kemfer chos- 
en to the ministry, and Jacob Sioll, 
Bishop. After that, while the Con- 
gregation iuereastd, was in 1S15 Ja- 
cob Pfouti; and Abraiuim Zug both 
chosen for speakers. In 1822 Jacob 
Slol'i dioa in his '.)2 year. He was a 
Bishop G7 yeai-s. 

In 1S2.> ai-e Jacob Pfoutz and 
.Vbniham /ng, both, by the laviu" 
on of liands ordained to the oflice of 

1831 was Christian Bomberger 
clio^en fjr speaker in C tnestoga Con- 

1832 David Kemfer died at the age 
'■ of 81 years. 

1811 Abraham Zug died ; his age 
was C'J years, 4 montlis and 22 days. 

Oirtnber £ih, 1S41, wa-i orgaid/cd 
the Tulpenhocken Congregation from 
a part of Cone;>toga, a part of White 
Oak, and Ironi a part of the Little 
Srt-atara, and John Zog was chosen 
for their minister. Named Tulpcn- 

ISiO Christian Rupp was chosen 
for a minister. 

184-t Joseph Myers was chosen for 
a minister. 

1845 Jacob lv'_'Inliold beeamc a 

184U Isincl Myers was chosen for 
a minister. 

18G4 Bishop Jacob Pfoutz died, 
aged 87 years, 5 months and 20 days. 
Was a minister and Bisiiop 49 years 
in Conestojin. 

Jan. 1864, again is the Concstoga 
Congregation divided into three dis- 
tricts, the one named Coneatoga, the 
other E;)hrata and the other W^est- 
Conestoga, and Samuel Harley chos- 
en for minister. 

ISGO William Tries was chosen to 
tlie ministry. 

18G6 Samuel Jlyers aud Jacob 
Hockman were chosen ministers. 

1S70 Isaac Sherk was chosen to 
the ministry. 

1870 Israel Myers died, aged, u6 
years, 4 months and 20 days. 



Dear Brethren : — lioing aware that 
your readers feel a desire to hear or 
read something about the Main 
misiion, and as we ascribe oursuccess, 
(so far as we may call it such,) to the 
blessings of God, dra^vn down by the 
united, antl unceasing pravers of our 
dear brethren and sisters in our be- 
half; of whi<!h praiscAorthy exercise 
your readers doubtless, love an hon- 
orable share; I will gratlty them 
witli an article on that subject. 

We landed on our field of labor on 
the first of Nov. On Sundav the 
ttiird we preached fur the first time, 
and likely, t!ie first sermon ever 
preached by a Bro. in that State. Jt 
seemed the Lord had a hand in mak- 
ing and opmilng so that we could 
preach several times that day, fur ow- 
ing to wet weather, the minister in 
charge, did not attend, and so we 
were invited to fill the appointment, 
which we did as God gave ability,and 
we learned, with a degree of satisfac- 
tion. But not knowing their enslonis 
and habits, wOjatfii-st, rather felt our- 
selves slight'id, as no one seemed to 
take in hand to make arrangements 
for further appointments, aud when 

going to prayer, sometimes one or tw-i 
at otiicr times none at all wnnhl Kneel 
with us. At first we looked upon 
thfS3 things as indignatics offered un- 
to ns, but we sooi learned otiierwise, 
for some oficred ns their dwelling 
houses, at any time we seen fit to 
make an appointment, without first 
asking iliejr consent, and ns to kneel- 
ing in prayer, we also learned that 
nmstly only those who audibly prav 
wil kneel ; and the rest generally keep 
their seats. On the following Sab- 
bath a similar vacancy gave us an op- 
enlngatanother Meeting-house. Tluis 
we continued preaching, and visiting 
from house to house, until the even- 
ing of the first of Dec., when we had 
onr last meeting with them, which 
made thirty-three meetings altogeth- 
er. We had quite an affecting lime 
when we bade them farewell, many 
tears were shed, many desires express- 
ed to be reiQenibered in our prayers ; 
as well as desires made to return again. 
The people among whom we labor- 
ed are strictly moral, not only mora), 
but a ra.ijnrity of them are religiously 
inclined; in short, they answer verv 
near to the testimony given to a Cor- 
nelius, "One that feared God, and 
gave mu?h alms, and one thatpra^ed 
always." Those Christian graces they 
measurably possess. Of this, we are 
witnesses ; fi)r that which they have 
been instructed in, they are quite zeal- 
ons to carry out, whether Scriptural 
or traditional. As to almsdeeds, if 
we may judge by the hospitality be- 
stowed upon us as entire strangers, we 
must decide they stand second to 
none with whom we ever formed ac- 
quaintance. Where-ever we came we 
shared tlie very best they had, and 
tliat with such a degree of cheerful- 
ness that betokened tlie act to be done 
as "unto the Lord," *'in the name of 
a disciple," "praying always," may 
be equivalent to regular attendants on 
prayer which we found those people 
to be who make a profession. Gen- 
erally speaking they, are an intelli- 
gent, (U'derly, well Informed people ; 
especially well versed in the Holy 
Scriptures; at the same time like the 
Ethiopean Eunuch, have need that 
some one guide them, so that they 
may understand what they read. Some 
may wonder why we returned so soon 
when we liLid such a prosj)ect before 
us. I wilt i;ive our reasons which 
have been satisfactory, so far, to all 
we met. A severe New PZngland 
winter was at the door, in fact, already 
set in. About 8 inches of snow was 
lying when we left, with a fair pros- 
pect of it accumulating every dfty,and 
which sometimes falls to the depth of 
from 5 to G feet, aud then the horses 
nearly all sick so that those who 
could not wade the snov/, were de- 
prived ol attending meeting, and we 
hatl no other way of getting from 
place to place. On account of the 


liorse disease our labors are confined 
^y quite a small circuit ; which, for a 
time we much rt'^retted, but after- 
wards cocsidcred it to have heen 
providential, thus demonstrating that 
Ijy norspverance aa interest can be 
awakened among those people, whicli 
w€ could not have learned by going 
from |)h»cc to i)lace. 
Love to all. 



A ciiceriug tiiought pervades many 
nitijJs at the approach ani) op'^-niii^r of 
ol' Xcw Year's day; it lit:in^ (!-»; lie- 
giiiiiiNic (if I lie yc'i. uii'l nF-. liic lil^t 
in ihi' yciir, J.iiiuaiy, v. ui.-h .iniiiis 
two liiced, hjuking bacli u\ci- ilm past 
•lud furward upon the new. 

While in meditation over the past, 
luauy muanderiugs come clustering 
around the mind, in drawing a p ic- 
tnie of the workings amidst the hu- 
man family, Unowing that there is a 
eujtreme Being that rules in heaven 
and earth, who is unehaugeablo ; yet 
nianv seek to find him in various pla- 
ces that he has not said he could be 

When Christ was born he was 
searched for by many, even the wise 
of the world but he could not be 
found, only wheie lie had tuld them 
tlu'jugli prophetic language. So with 
the iirst mouth, its only place among 
all tlie twelve is at the beginning. 
From this we learn that God cannot 
be appruaciied, only by his appointed 

When we wore bronglit into exist'- 
euce, his law controlled the same,and 
we learn that many live but a few 
miuntes, hours, days, weeks, mouths, 
or ycais and pass away like the pass- 
ing years. Some in sickoessand sor- 
row all their days, some in Itixury 
'till near the last, not lifting their 
voices in tbankfulness to the great i 
Am. How many can say with the 
beginning of the New Year, that I 
am a christian, my ways are of God's 
appointment, when God calls I obey, 
hear liim, and answer, 'come unto 

Dear leader, are you as obedient as 
tlic New Y'ear, or why can yuu not 
duie your return to Gud witu tlie 
year V W'heu sickness prostrates you, 
yon must obey, when death comes you 
will obey, and when God calls to 
judgement, obedience comes again, and 
wlieu the words that all wlio are ac- 
countable can read or hear read, "come 
ye blessed, iniierit the kingdom pre- 
partd for you from the fonndatiou of 
•lie world," or "depart ye workers of 
iniquity into everlasting pnnislunent 
prcpurud fur thedevi) and his 
"hat joy if the first salutes our ears, 
hut what sorrow if the word depart? 
n?nienihcr you and I will obey one 
'"■ the other. O, may we take heed 
to our ways while in the present life, 

knowing that we can look back over 
tlie past year and speak of its chang- 
es, drouth and moistening rains, of 
sicknets and health, of joy and grief, 
families whole and broken, but of tiie 
present and coming year we know but 
little; but we hope for God's blessings 
i and a fruitful year, with healtli and 
j strength. Thitik what your leeUngs 
I would he if you were to give me ma- 
ny rich gifts, but in return I would 
treat you unkind and unthaukfulj 
think ! tliink ! ! Sto]),and think how 
you have spent the past year, and 
what thy future career should be to 
be obeilient. 

Now dear riLiiitur your twelve 
mouths have closed and the new has 
begun, may your progress be with 
the progressing year as fruitful as tiie 
year is desired to be, ever abounding 
with truth, sircugthenlugaiid encour- 
aging brethren and sisters on their 
way home, with strong invitations to 
sinners to turn — l)ring food to the 
huugry and water to the thirsty that 
they may rejoice while the angels ot 
heaven unite to prai»e God, that the 
lost is found the dead alive and the 
number of worshipers increased. 
Y'our pages have been welcomed by 
many, and may they be more so in 
the coming year, that no contentions 
find way to ^hy pages but peace, har- 
mony and good feelings rule. 

A happy New Y'ear, a pleasant 
close, witii the bright p:-ospectof en*, 
teriug into the haven of eternal rest. 
Kan /an, 0. 


Dear Brethren and Friends: — In 
compliance with the request of many 
of tlie bretliivn and friends that I 
met with in the state of iowa, I will 
aay that I left my present home on 
the *-iud, doy of Sepiember enroute 
for Iowa. Stopped with the brethren 
in Jackson Co-, llogue Kiver Val- 
ley, Oregon, four days, hatl one 
meeting. I'reached the funeral of 
our respected young f-icnd John 
Henry Wimer, who died the 28th. 
of Aug. in his 2:ind. year, had a 
very attentive congrt'gation. T'\-om 
thence we traveled to Culifoiiiia, 
slopped willi the brcthiTn there 
near Lathiop only a few day?, hfj<l 
one meeting, visited a i'^^vf families, 
viz: Eld. Gtnrgo Wtdf, Hro. I'e'erS, 
(Jai'man, Bro. Jacob .Shelly and Ja- 
cob F. Flory, and a few oilier?, who 
all treated us very kindly. On Fri- 
day morning the 13th. of Sept. we 
took tho emijrant train for Om.-ilia, 
thcnco to Iowa. Arrived at JJro. 
Nathan Millers nearLa^'Ona, Warren 
Co. Jowa on Sauirday the 21st., Ind 
four ni'otln^s b* re, one |)ersoii was 

•els." I >■' ccived into ihc church by baptism. 

'ear-^ We hail a very pleasant time with 
the few brethren and friends who 
reside here, and others who met us. 
On Tuesd;!y morning the 2-ith. 
Bro. Jacob anil sister Cynthia Shoup, 
who siarted for their residence in 

JUrioii Co. Iowa, took me in their 
conveyance. Had one meeting in 
their neighb.irhoid and from thenea 
the; conveyed me (o my rid resi- 
dence near South English, Keokuk 
Co., Iowa, at which place we arrived 
on Friday evening the 27th of Sept. 
Here I remained a Utile over one 
month attending to some temporal 
affairs, visiicd a great man}'' of the 
brotlucn and f.ienda, wa" present at 
three Communion Meeiinjjs, ono 
near Dresden in Powcshirk Co., one 
near my old resMcncfi and one in the 
south-eastern put of Keokuk c>uiu- 
ty, also was piesent at a good many 
other meetiniTS. Was met witli a 
very kind recoplion ,was very well 
treated, and enj.yed a feast of fat 
thinns. There wcio si.*; persons bip- 
tiztd in Kediul; Co; wli'lc* we were 
there. Saw m-uiy brethren with 
whom I iiad onjoye 1 happy sras^nt 
in days and ye;irs that, are in the 
past; and wdii^o ihero it was renewed 
again. On the fourth Sunday ;n Oct. 
was the last me.-ting I was at in 
Keokuk Co. There was a very huge 
collection ot lirethren and friends, 
the atten'i^n and order were very 
good and their seemed to he a very 
good feeling among the brethren. 
In all probability our next meeting 
will be iu eternity. 

On the first of Nov. we were again 
on board the e:irs euroute for the 
far West. Arrived at Altoona, Pnlk 
Co. Iowa next morning, stoppal 
with Eld Georg R. J5aker remaine<i 
with them and o:hor brethren over 
Sunday was present at three meet- 
ings. Here we also had a very pleas- 
ant season with the brethren, was 
very kindly received and eutortain- 
eb Stopped a i'Qff days in Rojiue 
River Valley, Oregan. Arrived at 
our present re^idenee near Suidind- 
ty, Marim Co. Oie;i:f*" tl'c 20th of 
Nov, found all well. Thank God. 
Hud a very plcasa-ir trip and g' 1 
health, traveled nearU* six thonsaiid 
miles over mountains, deserts, val- 
leys and plains, expos d to datigcrH 
in various way?, hut the go id Lord 
watched over us and kept us from 
all danger. Thanks b.^ unto his 
Great name. The brethieu lure are 
in usual health and iheie seeais to 
be a growing interc«t among them. 
On last Sunday there was one person 
baptized making fourteen in all since 
tt:e moved to Oregan, which was hist 
Oct. a 3'ear ago. We liave never 
vet regretted our moving to this 
place, the Lord is here and we rat 
serve Him as well here as olso- 

Now I will elo>-:e by tendering my 
heartfelt greeting of love to all, alsf* 
my thanks to the brethren and 
friends for their kind treatment ex- 
ercised tftwaid me. Your unworthv 
servant wouhl say to nil our detr 
lircthren evervwhero, remember us 
in your prayers. 

])avii> Kroweie. 
SahlindUj^ Oicjnn. 

The apostle says we are "epistles, 
known and n-ad of all men." They 
read us every i\w\\ while periiaps they 
have no desire to read God's vvoid; 
and the inf>rmation they get from 
reading our daily lives, is the evi- 
dence to them of the leal vahie of the 
religion we profe-s. 


One of the most important duties 
of the head of a family is to supply 
its members with an abundance of 
good reading, carefully selected, to 
meet the wants, tastes and mental 
eipacitiej of each. No parent can be 
ne^digent of this duty without incL r- 
ring the greatest responsibility and 
violating a pacred trust. A^ good 
reading matter finds its way into a 
home, the very atmosphere of that 
home, gradually, it may be, hut sure- 
ly changes. The children begin to 
flelauew and brighter lifcopsning 
before them iu knowledge, duty and 
love; they talk about men and pla- 
ces, books and authors, the past and 
the future, and discuss the issues of 
tlic [/resent. New fields of nsefub 
ness an<l pleasure open f'jt them, and 
out of this number will come forth 
intelligent, and if the riglit kind of 
moral influence is thrown around 
tliem, good men and women to fill 
h(morble places, and liccome useful 
members of the church and of society. 
The periodical literature nfthedav 
is so abundatit and so good in quality 
that by cureiul .selection, the best 
thoughts of the greatest nv.n may be 
reached, o« all the branches uf sci- 
ence, the indu.'<trlcs and religion. The 
already long li«<t of good liooks is 
constantly increasing, and at prices 
within the reach of even the poorest 
i>y a denial of useless, harmful and 
expensive luxuries, and appropria- 
ting the savings to nuch purposes. 
Then those who have inblhed a love 
of reading, study and iui|}rovemenI, 
and the investigation of new and use- 
ful topics are less likely to be led 
astray by the Mglit and err(mcou8 
views that will certainly be presen- 
ted to them all along their pathway 
tlirough lite. 

A. B. BKUMit.\uuir, M. D. 
Jlimtingdon, Pa. 


The late Rev. Rowland Hill, in 
once addressing the pcojde of Wot- 
tan, laising him."ielf exclaimed, "Be- 
cause I am in earnest, men call mean 
enthusiast. When I first came into 
tills part of the counlry, I was walk- 
ing on yonder iiili, and tiaw a gravel 
pit fall in and bury three human be- 
ings alive. I lifted up my voiee for 
help no loud, tliat I was heard in a 
town below at a distance of near a mile; 
help came, and rescued two of the suf- 
ferer?. No one called me an enthusi- 
ast t/ii:n ; and when I see eternal df 
slruelion ready to fall on [•oirsinoer.';, 
and about to eutond) them irrccover- 
ablv in an eternal aiass of woe, and 
caW aloud on them to escape, shall I 
he railed an enthusiast now. No, siii- 
w&v^, I am no enthusiast in so doing, 
ami I call on thee alouil to fly for ref- 
uge to the hope set before thee in the,er' 




"To'do good aod to •omniuoicaUi 
f^»rget- Hot." So flnys the Apfwtle 
Paul. I Hliall porhaps nrver f»rget 
ihrsi'kind w«r(U, nor the manuer in 
which ihcy Wcame dcpply imprwwcd 
upon my mind. On the occahion of 
one ofmir lovcfeait meetings, a short 
distance, from this place, about five 
y;'nrsago, 1 met the first time, a duar 
brother, Klder S. whu lives U-ymd 
th(! inoutitalns in Adumf* county. lie tlie marks of aj^'e, hJH beard and 
hiiir being Hilvered mth the frosts of 
advancing yearH. lie wuh cxpericno- 
cd in life. I, youthful and had but 
a few weeks brtore entered tlie ranks 
of the army of .icHUR— "a new creat- 
urt;" in the gonpel worhl. Il wuh in 
the evening, at the close of my first 
coniniunion with the cluirch, I met 
him, and auKfiig olhur of liis words, 
were the worda introducing this let- 
ter. Tliey were impretwcd at once, 
and remain indelible. It proved a 
ir^psnhi, and if that brother'ti eye 
should trace these lines, I will take 
occasion to say, "thank you." The 
wonls gave me an earnest not to be a 
flL'liinh Christian, but to say u word 
fjr Jesus, now and then, and thus 
couununicatu tlu- and cxperieniHj 
of our holy religion. "To do gcMul'' 
i» lo do as Jesus did, for "lie went 
nbciut doing good." Therefore, my 
chrisiian readers, "let your light 
(iJiinc," and may we prove by exem- 
plary and earnest livcH that "none of 
11^ livctli unto liimseH," but for the 
purpose unto which wc are called and 
lilli'd l)y tlic (Jospul. 

We are Christians, and by this we 
proloss to be followers of Clirist. We 
profcHH to have repented of our old, 
sinful life; to have faith in Jesus; to 
have been baptized as Jesus, our un- 
i(|ue exemplar was in the tlowing 
stream, and lo have received this 
Kpirit, to be "a new creature," and to 
"walk in newness of life ;" to live by 
pr:iycr and faitli and love and hope ; 
to leprcsent our absent Ma>ter. How 
do we fulfill our high and holy call- 
ing? If by sclf-exuminatioa we 
find our.-ielve!« wanting, may God help 
to take hoed, lest wc fall short. "To 
do goud and to communieate forget 
not." Vea, **forgd ;»ol." 

Uut says a correspondent, "How 
can 1 do any good ?" You cannot 
of yourself. All our help must come 
from Jesus, therefore, lie said, "Lo, 
I am with you always," As surely 
us wc love Him, and "walk worthy 
ol the vocation wlierewith wearecall- 
cd," sa 5urely will He go with us 
each day to liclp us say a word for 
His glory, say a word to create hope 
in some desponding breast, or shed a 
i»y of light in some heart which is 
dark with sin, or a wonl of advice 
to "au erring brother," or u word 

of comfort to a bereaved heart. 
You feel an interest in tboee 
around you, then speak a word almut 
their welfare, and thus help them aa 
Je8U5*givc8 you help. So there are 
ten thnnsand ways to "do good" in 
the world. Pieasc ruad 1 Tim. 4 : 12 
jind Titus 2: 7. 

You can all talk for your own per- 
sonal interests, say something for the 
ranse of Christ, ali^o. Many of you 
can write letters, and I think too, you 
might write news and christwn 
thoughts for the PiiXiUiM. The long 
evenings have ootne, and I trust we 
shall soon have plenty of good, cheer- 
ing words coming through the public 
prcj^s. L.-t us have reports of news, 
Bialisticfl. <fec., from every congrega- 
tion. The grace of CLristbe with 
you all. Monitor. 

• Wai/nesboro, Pa. 


For the sake of properly illustra- 
ting die early history of John the 
Uaptist and Christ, we attribute tlie 
following conversation to Gamalial 
and Nicademus, and may be presum- 
ed to have taken place a short time 
ailer John commenced preaching in 
tlic wilderness. 

(jdiiudiil. Well, Xieaderaus, which 
way this morning? 

Airailcmns. I think of going be- 
yond Jericho, and perhaps near the 

O'aiii, Near the Jordon ! What 
is going on there? 

AVc. A somewhat strange and very 
peculiar person has been preaching 
there for the two last weeks; and I 
learn that the wilderness during the 
past few days has been almost alive 
with people, who never grow tired of 
bearing him preach. 

Gtiin. What, a man preaching in 
the wilderness, who can he be? 

Aic. By many who have heard 
him he is believed to be a young 

Oani. Perhaps it would be mucli 
better for us to be very careful about 
such pretending prophets ; as lie may 
be another Judas of Galilee to rebel 
against the Kutnans. 

AVc. He is not of Galilee ; from 
wliat 1 have been able to gather, so 
far, it appears that he is from the 
hilly country south of Bethlehem. 

(lam. What is bis name, or has 
he any ? 

A7(\ His name is John ; the most 
of the people call him John the Bap- 
tize r. 

(fam. The J2apti::er ! why is ho 
called tiiat. he don't l>up(i:c I hope? 

AVo. Yes 1 have l)eeu told that all 
who arc purKuaded to follow him are 
baptized iii ihe river Jordon. 

Gam. He certainly cannot be a 
person of really great intellectual abil- 
I ity, or else he would certaiuly have 
I visited that department of my school 

devoted to the "law and prophets." 

yif. He is said to be quite elo- 
quent, and moi^t remarkably wA\ 
versed in every departmeut of the Ho- 
ly Scriptures. 

(rayn. Y'ou say he is from the bil- 
ly country, south of Bethlehem ? 

A'ic. Yes, that is the general ru- 

Gaul. Are you certain to what 
tribe be belongs, aud who liis father 
was ? 

Air. I have not yet been able to 
ascertain the correctness "f that mat- 
ter : about ten years ago I saw a very 
liands'jme and intelligent young man 
in Hebron, who, I Ifarned, lived not 
far from there, and the people called 
him John, and I conclufled at that 
iime that he might be the son of one 
of our priests, as I knew that one of 
them had a son by that name, and 
whether this is the same jiersoti, 1 am 
not quite able to tell ; if lie is then I 
know all about his jiarents. 

Gam. [^Studies a few momenfs, 
and sloich/ sai/s.'] "Well now it slight- 
ly strikes my mind that I saw that 
vCi-y young man about ten years ago, 
and I am not certain but tiiat I knew 
him when he was a boy. 

Aic. And indeed! is it possible! 
and where did you happen to see 

Gam. One beautiful day in seed- 
time, when Luke, the eminent ]ihy- 
sician of Antioch, Matthew, the tax 
gatherer of Capernium, and I wore 
passing near the wilderness, we saw 
a noble looking young man seated 
upon a large rock that lav near a 
beautiful Sj^rin^just at the foot of 
the Jonlan bluff, with a measure of 
honey, aud sooie locust by his side. 
He was reading from a small roll, 
which Matthew said was the book of 
Maiachi. iu the Hebrew language. 
Kic. Did you enjoy the pleasure of 
conversing any with him? 

Gam, AV^hen he saw us approacli- 
ing, he gently folded the roll from 
which he was reading and placed it 
in his bosom. When we drew near 
where he was seated, he arose to his 
feet, and with a modest and humble 
bow saluied IK with these beautiful 
words,"Grace and peace be unto 
3'Ou ;" we much admired his manly 
courtesy, and greeted him with the 
salutation of our fathers "May thy 
days bo long ou earth" He bowed, 
but made no reply, though his coun- 
tenance gave expressions of secret 
sadncss, mingled with a ray of uus 
known hope. Never shall I forget 
the strange feelings that thrilKd my 
bosom, when I heard the voice of the 
man of the desert. Silence prevailed 
for the space of one minute — all na- 
ture was still, then I simply remark- 
ed "I hope you are our kinsman by 
blood" Ho gently said "I am of the 
tribe of Levi: my father was of the 
course of Abia, and mv mother 

who^p name was Elizabeth, wa« of 
the dau;:hters of Aaron" 

AeV'. Did you learn his father* 

Gam. Xor, for certain. Luke, who this time was carefully con- 
templating our inlert-sting stranger, 
remarked : "Gentle sir; are you not 
the son of Zacharias ? " Just at this 
interestin;; moment we spied a band 
of Arab robbers making! their way 
toward us, when the young man 
quickly said : "brothers make your 
escape, make haste." We rapidly 
made our way U|t a narrow vale, 
through the thick olive vines, and 
saw nnthiug more of our interesting 

Ale. Did Dr. Luke know the 
j'onng Levite's father? 

Gam. While on onrjourney home 
he remarked that, be was of the opin- 
ion that he saw the same young man, 
some thiee years before that time. His 
father then lived among the luUs, 
south of t!ie city of David, and dur* 
ing ills protracted illness, liad called 
for medical aid, and it fell to bis lot to 
visit him (being in Jerusalem at tiiat 
time) a id while there saw this voung 
man, who was then about seventeen 
years old. Luke further remarked 
that when he saw him in his father's 
houee he was reading the same roll 
that he had at the spring, and he 
thought he could recognize his feat- 

JVic. Do yon remember anything 
of his appearance ? 

Gem. It was at least ten years 
ago that I saw him, and he was then 
a finely built young man, large black 
eyes, and hair of the same color. His 
complexion was somewhat affected by 
the desert sun. nevertheless his coun- 
tenance strongly indicated a powerful 
mental capacity. 

Kic. About what was his age? 

Gam. Agreeable with what Luke 
intimated we judged him to be about 

Air. IIow was he dressed ? 

Gam^ His manner of dress gave 
him the appearance of a prophet. 
Mattliew conjectured that he might 
be a hermit 

Air. Can you distinctly form an 
idea of what material his clothes were 

Gam. He wore a large raautlo. 
which presented a strange appearance 
and in all probability was made of 
camels' hair. Tins was drawn cMse 
to his body by means of a leathern 

Kic. Did yon learn whether he 
was living with his parents at that 

Gam. Luke stated that if he was 
the son of the priest Zacharias, his 
parents were dead, having died some 
two years before that time ; aud Mat- 
thew remarked that lie was living in 
a secluded cave not far from where 
we met him, and spent the greater 
part of his time reading the saorea 

7ct be Continued, 


Youth's Department. 


Vff all might do good 

Where wc often do ill ; 
XJiere is always the way 

If llicre be buttlie will, 
Tlioiigl' it ^G but A word, 

Kindly bre.illicd or expressed, 
It may guard oil' some pain. 

Or give peace to some breast. 

■Wo all might do good 

In a tliousand small ways — 
In forbearinK to flatter, 

Yet yielding due praise ; 
In spuiuing all rumor, 

Rcprovinif wrong done, 
And treating but kindly 

The liearts wc have won. 

We all might do good, 

Whether little or great ; 
For the deed is notguagcd 

By the purse or estate ; 
If ii bo but a cup 

Of cold water that's given, 
Like :hc widow's two mites. 

It is something for heaven. 


It may be of some iiit^reit to 
you, mv lit'le readers, to tell you that 
after enjoying a pleasant trip from my 
home in OIno, I arrlveil safely and 
well at the Pir-CRIM oitiuc. I never 
tuld you iliat I was going to make 
my Immu with tlie Pilgrim family, 
but llic Editor knew it very well,and 
don't you think he requests lue to 
write to you. Are you not glad that 
he remembers you? 1 am. I'm so 
glad he has iutrmluced us. You see 
the Editur wants us to become ac- 
quainted. We thank him fur it, but 
would feel more thankful could he 
think of some way to have us ac- 
quainted in the right way, but I sup- 
pose he knows his business, and 
thinks it best to remind me of a whole 
group of little wisdom seekers whom 
I have almost forgotten. 

Howl wish I could rind some ex- 
cuse for my long delay ; but I can't, 
and if I could there wuuld be no use 
of framing a whole column of excus' 

look big to get drunk on Christmas, 
but, Oh, what a thought. I'll never 
forget that time as l"ug as I live. A 
man drunk ou Christmas. Ii looks 
bad eni)UL(h to see a man drunk on 
any diiy, but 

tell us why it lonl 
to see a man druiii 

James Creek, 

our little readers 

s so awful bad to 

on Christmas? 

F. M Snyder. 



But what a sh w way of talking 
this is. Excuse ray little patienco. 
I had almost forgotten how well you 
like to read, but what shall I write ? 
How I wish some of our little readers 
were here iu the office to-niglit to 
tell me what to write ! I can half 
guess the many subjects you would 
have me write about. Some would 
^ant this, that and the other until I 
would get so tired listening that I 
would be tempted to tell some little 
mischievous urcUin to pour all the 
iDk out ot the stand and till it up 
with honey, so I might write a real 
sweet letter— one that would begin 
^^ilh love and end with love. 

t wouier how you have speut your 
J^^iristmas. May I not feel happy in 
believing you had a good time? I 
W'll tell you how I once saw a man 
^Pend Chrihtmas. He sj.ent it in a 
JruDken fit ; one of the worst kind of 

ts men, and sometimes boys, ever 
S«'- You see he thought it would 

"Please, Carrie, put your sewing 
away and tell us a story? See its 
getting too dark to work." 

"Well, what shall I tell y.ou about? 
"'Little Willie aud his dog, Cap-- 

"\Vait one minute till I get Percy 
on my knee, and then I will com- 

As soon as they were all seated, 
Cirrie began : 

"In a country very far from here, 
there lived ou the borders of the for- 
est a pour wood-cutter. He hid sev- 
en sons, the youngest of whom, Wil- 
lie, was only eight years old. He 
was a good, obedient cliild, and was 
his father's favorite. One day the 
old wood-cutter felt so ill that he was 
obliged to stay In his liut, and not go 
out to his work at all. About noon 
he became so much worse, that he 
told Willie t<i go at one and fetch his 
brothers ; and to tell them that their 
poor old father was dying. Willie 
ran as liard as he could to his broth- 
ers, and gave them their fa'hers mes- 
sage. The six brothers immediately 
set off lor home, on the way disput- 
ing wtio Would have the hut, who the 
ass, and who the large dog. Captain, 
When tiiey came to the hut, the old 
man could scarcely speak. All he 
could say was, — "[ give you all the 
hut, you six oldest, will have the ass, 
and my boy Willie, shall have the 

He then died. 

Poor Willie cried as if Ids heart 
would break, but his brothers railed 
at him and told him to "hold his 

The next day they buried the old 
man, and the day after they told WiU 
lie that they were going a day's jour- 
ney iuto the forest and he would come 
with them. W'illie asked if he might 
have Captain with iiim, and his broth- 
ers said "yes." In a few minutes all 
was ready, and they started off. 

Just about dark they came to an 
open ntjuk, and there they there stop- 
ped for the night. Soon they were 
asleep, and there was not a sound, ex- 
cept now and then the distant howl 
of a wolf. When Willie woke in the 
morning, he was alone. He called 
iiis brothers loudly, but there was no 
answer. His dog was still therewith 
him and Willie said cheerily, — 

"Come, Captain ! we will go home." 
Thev set off through the daik woods. 

At dark Willie was not home, lint 
liart to stay in the forest. Just as 
they were asleep, a lingo wolf sprang 
at them from a neigliboring thicket. 
Ciptain sprang at the wolf, caught 
him by the throat and choked him. 
Tiiat night tliey slept little, and Wil- 
lie was very glad when morning 
came. They pushed on aK that day, 
and just as Willie was ready to sink 
from fatigue and hunger, he spied a 
light, not very sar oiF. He struggled 
toward it, and at last came to a gate, 
which he opened and walked straight 
up to ft large stone houfie. Willie 
knocked, and an f)ld woman opened 
the door. She asked his name; he 
told her "Willie Bernard." She told 
him to come and bring his d(»g. She 
gave AVillie some supper, and the 
dog a plate of scraps. After supper 
she asked his history, and told him 
he might live with her. Willie and 
she lived happily for the rest of their 
days. — Young Folks' Ihu-d. 


A Bfporfer i» iranfcl from fiwry Churrh 
in tficbrntlierhoodto fieii'd u» Church news, 
Oliilniirien, Annouiirenicntu or ani/tkiiif} thiit 
wiUbe of general interest. To insure initev- 
tion, tlie writer A name must nrrompany ctrJi 
cnmmunicalion. Out inmlitdnn i« not per- 
sonal but general — plennerenpond ta our call. 

Dear Brethren and Sisters: — As 
the readers of the Pilgrim have been 
called upon ti) notice the account of a 
circumstance that transpired in Lon- 
don, perhajis it will not be amiss to 
proujulge our view after surveying 
that given by Brn. Sllfer as he earn- 
estly inquires if there is anything 
wrong in the case. The service be> 
ing called Dedication and Benedic- 
tion of childrtn in lieu of baptism 
is certainly sufficient for ns to gather 
all \w want regarding whether he ex- 
pects the child to be baptized when it 
arrives to the age of discretion. Tlie 
children of Israel killed the passover 
on the fourte'Mith day of the fir^t , 
month an<l roasted it with tii-e. Should I 
they have killed it on the I 
tenth day when tlu-v drew out and , 
took it,struck (he sideposts and lintel j 
with the blood and fiien sod it in wa- [ 
ter in lieu of roasting and pcrfnrmed ! 
I heir ceremonies, we would hardly , 
wonder if they intended to r(<ast that j 
which had been boiled : neither should : 
we consider or make an adp whether! 
they pleased (Jod with their service, 
when God had said, "Eat not of it I 
raw, nor sodden at all with water, but I 
roast wit li fire." Ex, 12: 9. Wc ! 
are not under the jurisdiction of Le- ' 
vitical priesthood for which we should 
be thankful as the comers thereunto 
could not be made perfect. But the I 
prie^thoud lias been changed and there 
mu«t of necessity be a change also of; 
the law which required the violent to | 
take it by f)rce, and this force rent' 
the veil or the temple from tlic lop to 
*-,he bottom and gives the scarlet dyed 
sinner, and the unclean access by ao- i 
ceptiag the conditions which "Way-.; 

'aring raju, though fools may not err 
therein." Isa. 35 : 8. It is said that 
here are over one thousand different 
'orms of religion at the present day. 
H" there were a thousand, exactly nine 
hundred and nluety>niue would be 
going wrong if Jesu*' prayer availed 
anyliiiiig when lie implored the Fath- 
er thus : "Holy Father keftp through 
thine own name those whom thou 
hast given me, that thoy may be one, 
as we are." John 17; 11. 

I do not rightly undcfs'and Bro. 
Stifer when he aslcs, if christian par- 
ents should ask us to bless their chil- 
dren. The prayers of the church 
should coincide with Jesus' prayer 
that wc may be one ; and J 1jo|m; that 
our membeis may never become so 
sickly ns to ask such a thing. Should 
the world make such request let us 
not publish them ohristian parents nor 
Christ-Iikc people or we aliall prelix 
and diminish God's wdnl and be in 
danger of their blood being required 
at our hands. 

Bro. Slifcr inquires "vvho will say 
that he did wrong in ilnis gratifying 
them when he had such au illustrious 
precedent ?" Jerob(-am ordained a 
feast like unto the ftast that was iu 
Judah and ollered upon the altar. 
But ids priests were o( his own make 
which had not been consecrated (o 
communicate virtue. They had a 
precedent, their altar was fashioned 
like those in Judah, and yet thoy 
must hear from the man of God tlie 
lamentable cry, "O, altar, altar, upon 
theeshall priests be offered which of- 
fer incense upon thee, and men's bones 
shall be burnt u[)on thee. 

It is claimed by various sects at 
the present day that men can bless 
each other and comnuitncate the Ho^ 
Iv Ghost hv the virtue which is iu 
them, but as our Savior gave ns no 
such promise we may but expect to 
reap the reward of the ungodly by 
udfling to "the pnipliecy of the book. 

Peter tnhl iluise on liie day of Pen- 
tecost what to do for the remission of 
their sins. Ananias told Paul that 
it would wash his away, and thissame 
Paul declares to the church at Cor- 
inth " that otlier foundation can no 
man lay than that is lai<l." And I 
have no fears that our elders in An- 
nual Meeting will ever sntfer a foun- 
dation to be laid to displease God, 
and rob his son Jesus Christ of the 
honor, "who has redeemed us with 
his o^vn bhod that he might purify 
unto himself a peculiar people zeal- 
ous of g'pod worKs." Pure religion 
and nndefiled before God is to vit^it 
the sick ; and when we visit our sick 
member-.; we slmuld giveall the com- 
fort in our power to soul an*' bf>dy, 
what is nir>re consoling to the afHiclcd 
christian than the promise comrcted 
with annointing. H" we inform ihem 
of this, which is rmr duty, lew would 
die without sending for the elders to 
Qunoint them in the name of the Lord. 
I iiave often been asked of infant con- 
secration, \'C., yet I have the first 
time to give llie plcx that our church 
don't do it. But my answer to them 
that are sucii is this : Jesus declared 
them fit subjects for his Father's 
Kingdom before he took them up in 
his arras. Although it was once said 
tiiat the father-* had eaten sour grapes 
and put tlie childrens' teeth on edge, 
but God now says lliat we shall not 
have occasion to use this proverb 
acain, as the son shall not bear the 


iniquity of tlic fatltcr, and altcmptlng 
to [inrify orlcltprthttf wliicli God lias 
made p'irc wou'd lie to licw out cisterns 
tiiat ran holtl no wafer. Andhimnlia- 
iicous totlii-*,! tail not to tell them tlntt 
while tlieir bubes are safe iu the arms 
of.IcHUHthat tliey are iu a strange 
Jaiid and Ciin only rTOH-i'M)y the wanii- 
infi orri^ffeneratioii," Tit '* : ■'i. which 
is the will of the fatht-r, and Jchus 
gays that if any man will do h\^ wilt 
he hlml! knoiv of the doctrine, but no 
jiromiHC previous lo this, after they 
have grnic out of the way. 
Yours iu truth, 

]). GlHlSON. 

Xcw Marhf, ML 

Mll-I-KKSVILI.i:. I'iU 1 

Dec. 2.jth 187:2. j 
Dc<ir Hfd/lers of the Pilgrinx: — It 
ha>* biou Hoini time sinc-o you have 
liMunt finm MIC tliroMirh theudnmiiH 
of Ih:! J'I[,(;kim fiud now aK I liave 
« li'tlo ncreation fr.un tho general 
routine of Ktudy I purpose Icavinf.,' 
vou hear from iiif, although I may 
not have mueli of iutoresi to com- 
inuuicat'! lo you. Since my arrival 
at j-chool I have given myself wliol- 
ly to fltudy, cou-'icqueutly have nut 
had time t.j write on suWjictt that 
would he of iutercHt to the reader.-* 
nfihe Pii/}itut. I can assure yon 
however that ahhouiih I do not at 
jtreMtjnt, talo- au active part iu the 
work otpubliealion, or in c.tntribut- 
'\\i^ to i's folLiiuii8, I aui none the 
li.Hs inlerrrtlod. At some fulure lime, 
perhiip-i not tar distant, 1 expect to 
resume my hibors with renewed en- 
ergy. 1 iini much iulercs'ed and 
often feel like piuLiu^ my hands to 
the work a;:ai)i — a wo.k lli:it we 
luvc the I'videaco ofhavliii^ b.*en 
pioduelive ot' po id, and liope that 
it may be instrumental in perform- 
ing a mue'i «;ieaier work for the up- 
liuiltlinir a-'d advaueenu-nt t)f the 
lledojiuers Kini;dom iu the funire 

Ou Kriday eveuioj; IVe. 20th, 
srhoU chisel I'or ui.e week. A lar-ri- 
nu'nber oi the students wont to tlieir 
!ji>mes to sp n I the viicatiou, hut as 
it is Komo distaiicj to my ho 
aU'l tlie vacation heini; short, 1 ro- 
luaiu in the vicinity of the sdiool. 
It would have atVoided me mucli 
pleasure to have loturued to tho old 
maiisum liou>e, and tho I'iujuim 
hom-j. If there \» a plare dear to me 
on curti) ii is home, and 1 claim 
there are many reaf-ons why it 
should be. Cold and hard mu>t he 
that bfart that (;an be indifli'niU of 
it, Lgpeeiallv when kind parents re- 
side there. The feeling that ciiu^is to 
pnrents has more oI' heaven in it than 
eatth. But our feelin^is a;e not al- 
ways a rule of «e'io:i,and I ilu-relbie 
deny myself of the pleasure that I 
might have realized from a vi^it to 
my home. On Sauirdny morning 
]) e. '22id, I went lo Lauci slcr City 
about lour miles from Millersville. 
Here had tho pleusvne of meeting 
B:03. G. IJ. and H. U. Brumbaugh, 
who were on their way to IMiilaiicl- 
phia, but st*ipped olV here to r<*mdn 
several days. There was prcaehinij; 
at d-tierent places until Tue-dav 
evpniug. The He.ill:or was very c iM, 
yet the meetinits were j;enerally 
well attended, and ?;ome inUiO't 
n^unifested. 1 aecompanicil Bi-os. 
during their stay here, and enjoyed 
myiclf mac;). 1 furmed a number of 

aequalnfanrci* and found the hreth- 
ren and sistcr.s kind and sociable, 
alive and active in the jterformance 
f)f tho Matter's work. Iho. II. B. B. 
i forms me th .t tire prospcc s for the 
I'n.cirnii the comin;^ year arc good, 
and this mf'ormation gives mc cncou - 
agemeni. I hope thiit our brathren 
and bisiers are going to ta'C a g eater 
interest in behalf of the Pii.uuiM than 
tlicy have heretofore, and if so we can 
expect '0 accomplish more in the future. 

On TucMJay morning Bros, went 
on to I'hihidejphia, and I returned 
to Millersville a-^'ain. Things arc 
very dull about here now. Of the 
five or six iiundred students, there 
are perhaps not more than a hundred 
here now. I spend the time in my 
study, and feel much reireshed frf>ui 
having a littli> recreation. 

It is now Christmas mornint;, the 
time that is huih'd with joy and ghid- 
noH-t by rill. Tln^ sicaltliy steps of 
time have carried us on to the ver^o 

)f another new period of time, and 
just before the old, shaggy, tattered 
year takes its flight, there is a gen- 
eral atiimatiou ; tho colli selfish leel- 
ing-* that are sometimes so prominent, 
are covered by those oi" Itimlness and 
lovy, every action indicates a heart 
iu which burns a brilliant flame of 
love, and thus earth approaches near- 
er the liUencsa (d'a I'aradise than at 
any other period of time, and why 
shuuld it not'.' Surely the remem- 
hraiiee of that great event, the prc- 
scnlatHiu of the greatest gitt of which 
we can ronc-ive should dispel all 
those inirrow, cunlraeted, selfish feci ■ 
ings ami till the soul with ecstasy. 
It is true we are receiving manife?- 
(ious of God's goodness daily, and 
hourly, and those are reminders of 
this (goodness, and shiuild awaken 
feelings that should cau^ie a perpetual 
flow of jrralituile. 
"/Jut O.thou l)onntOfius pivcrof nlljiood, 
TUou iirl of iill tliy f^ifts the crown." 
liis gills. His kindliness and love 
are apparent wherever we look, but 
on this gloriou-' morn , we have Goil 
manifest in the flesh, presented to ns, 
and lie is truly the crown of them 
all. Thii eimsidr-ration is what 
should give the day its history, and 
to the Christian, it is a thotight that 
awaUeui emotions oi' a higher type 
tlian those occasioned from any other 

But I will ])orhaps become too 
lengthy. There is one snlijoct I wish 
to (iireet attention to before we close. 
Since 1 have been here, X am more 
than over im])rcssed with the neces- 
sity oi' having a school conducted by 
the brethren, and situated aniouir the 
brethren. If we had a school of this 
kin<l our brethren and sisters who 
wish to atteu(i scIiodI could feel at 
home, and our children who are not 
connected with the church would be 
less exposetl to inlluences llmt arc 
productive of evil. The school here 
is not sectarian, and alt sectarian fcel- 
iuL^s are, in a measure, avoided, but 
the infltuMice is not such as is caleu- 
hUe<i to hr'iig our children to the 
ehnreh. There are three here that 
belong to the church, and perhaps 
tour or five of thebrettireu's children 
that ai'o not member^, and at the 
diflerent schools in Pennsylvania 
alone, tliere are perhaps hundreds at 
tending school. Xow it wouhl cer- 
tainly be better if these were brought 

have been making observations in 
reference (o these things, and think I 
have been in positions lo make them 
corr^'Ctiy, and my conclusions are 
that the schools generally are very 
dangerous places for onr brethren's 
children. Even if the schoo's are 
nnstciarian the general influence is to 
drift them into the popular current, 
an'l besides this, there are various 
aimsements that are looked upon by 
popular christeTulom as being harni- 
le.-s that the Brethren look upon — 
and I think rightfully too— as being 
productive of evil. 1 do not suppose 
there are any of our brethren that 
.vould be pleased to have their chil- 
dren engage in dancing as an amuse- 
inont, yet it is much practiced al 
some schools at least, and is looked 
upon as not being harmful. It is 
not necessary that I condeinn it as an 
evil, I have my opinion;? in reference 
to tlies'.' things, but do know that it 
has the appearance of evil, and should 
not be engaged in by Cliristians, and 
our youth should bo taught to look 
upon it as improper amusement and 
of a low order. I might refer to 
many thiuqs of a similar nature that 
are carried (ui at schools that tend lo 
evil. In all these thijigs our breth- 
rens chihlrcn are as likely to engage 
as any other, and I told of one 
that cng.iged in it very freely during 
this vacation, I suppose if those pa- 
rents knew it, they would not appre- 
ciate that knowledge very hii^hly- 
Mo'-v mnnh better for such if we had 
a school located near a churcli, and 
at such times have them attend 
preaching Instead of engaging in sucti 
amusements. They wouhl enjoy 
them.selves just as well, and be free 
from the many temptations that are 
presented at such times. iJesides this, 
our hrethren and sisters want a school 
where they cau feel at home, where 
they can attend regularly, services 
conducted by the brc'.hren, and enjoy 
their society. We cannot feel at 
home at many of the schools, and it 
is esiiecially so with our sisters. There 
are many that neglnet their education 
ou this account, and I think it is high 
time that better educational advanta- 
ges arc placed within their reach, I 
believe that it is just as important 
that our sisters be educated as our 
brethren. It is not merely the attain- 
ment of facts that will fit ns for some 
calling in life that we want, but we 
want culture, a strong, healthy, vig- 
orous mind, — a mind that is capable 
of thinking clearly and accurately. 
This culture onr sisters need as much 
as we. They have just as important 
positions to iill in life, and I see no 
reasons why their education sbouhl 
be neglected. I may have more to 
say in reference to this subject in the 
future. I hope that a move will bo 
made soon towards the erection of 
scliocd buildings designed especially 
for the church. T would enjoy mv- 
self much better if I couH he sur^ 
rounded by the church, and 1 believe 
this is theexperience of al' our breth- 
ren who are attending school. 

J. B. B. 

Dear brethren : — I haTC been 
thinking of writiug a little for the Pil- 
grim for some time, and as there is no 
meeting to-day that we can attend, I 

writing. I have been wondering anj 
thinking much of la'e as to how I coald 
do some good to somebody, and seeinff 
the liberality and kindness of the dear 
Edi-'ors of the Pir.ORiM in sending it 
for '5'1.'25 in case any body wished to 
make any one a present of it. I adopt- 
edaplan. that is, to ^^end tlte PiLdniM 
to ;i few dear friends that I think will 
like it and probably pay f t it after they 
read it. If I don't s e tlieir name in 
the money list some time before tlic 
year is out I will p y for them myself. 
i exp-^ct there will bo some that will 
think it, if they do not tell me, th;xt I 
had better keep my monov and let some 
wealthy members do that instead oF 
me, aa we are really poor folks, but I 
am afraid the rich ones would say tliej 
could not afford if. 

Now dear brethren and sisters don't 
think hard of mef'r writing the way! 
do, I mean just what I say. Whoisit 
that has not got some dear friomis yet 
out of the ark - f safety or on nn erro- 
neous path , probably, that might !>■* sjiv- 
cd yet before it is too late by simply 
reading the Pir.r,R[M, as I ibink you 
will all admit that it contains much pure 
Gospel truth, and as the Gospel tells us 
that one soul is worth move than tlm 
whole world, and as there are so many 
: erronous teachers it this world. T thiak 
the bri*:hren have more tkan they can 
do to preach the truth to everybody. I 
think the sisters ought to help in the 
(Treat work by writing for our periodi- 
cals and se.iding them lo all the out- 
siders they can, and by letting your 
neighbors read then after you have read 
tbem. I am convinced that most peo- 
ple like to read the Pilorim whether 
members or not, and prob:ibly. tike my- 
self, they never had the Scripture so 
plainly explained before as it is in the 
Pilgrim as I must confess that it was 
throuirh this paper that I had my eyes 
opened to the awful condition that I 
was in. and I think and hope that ma- 
nv more will sec as I did bffore it is 
too late, and as it was through the 
kindness of a bro:her that sont the 
P1LORI.M to us that I got acquaintel 
with it. I feel as though I could not 
be thankful cnougli to him for the pre- 
cious gift 

LoviSA Marsh. 

under ibe iuliuenee of the church. I will improve my time in reading and 

Dear Pilgrim: — Please give notice 
in your paper, that we intend, it nf> 
interfering Providence, to have a se- 
ries of meetin<j9 at Spring Kt"i 
meetim^honse, Mifflin Co. Pa. two 
miles from McVeytoun Station P. 
R. H. commencing on the evenuij,' 
of the 8th of Februarv 1873, to con- 
tinue at leiVt until the evening "1 
the 14th. An invitation is giv/u to 
members who wish to be with us- 
and we wish to he remembered by 
our ministering brethren of wliotn 
we do not wish lo make special 
choice, but greatly desire to be re- 
memnured and have their ministeri- 
al aid. Think of us a' d help ns. 
Joseph 11. Haxawai-t. 

, Dear Jin thrcn:— Vhasc atinouncc 
that we intend 'o hold a series of meet- 
ings in the Free Sprin;; ( hurch. Ju- 
niata Co..Pa.,corDnitncing on the 0th *^ 
January and to continne some 8 or 1^ 
davs. An invitjition is given to the 
members to be with us, especially t'l''' 
ministering brethren. 

Michael BesiioaR- 


Th3 Weakly Pilgrim. 

JAMSS OHEEK, PAm Jan- Srd. 1872. 

r^" iluw TO senil moncy.-.AUjSuins over 
«1 ."iO, shovilcl be st;nt cither in a clicfk, 
ilrftfi ("■ P"''^'^' onlei'. If uoitlier of these 
can l)C ol)t:viued, have tbe letter registered. 

r^" When JIoney is sent, always sent! 
with it tbe nnme and address of those who 
paid it. ^Vi ite the names and post office at 
plainly as possible. 

^§' EvEKY subscriber for 18T3, gets a 
Pilgrvn Al'itunar FuEE. 


For :i long time we lookyd fur- 
w^irii to thy huiidays witii ihe expec- 
tation ( f having a ])!easiuit rtt;reaLii.<ii, 
but as the time approaelied our labors 
seeuicJ to increuse aud fouud tliut the 
only way to get free of uiHce du- 
ties would be 10 leave. Bro. 3eo. 
and ourseir Iiad, for some tlmo, un- 
der ooutemplation, :i ti'ip K ist :ind 
coiieliuled this would be our ouly 
chance. On I'Viday p. in. we started 
for Lancaster, Pa., and reached the 
home of Bro. Iliueholds about 9 o'- 
clocli ivhere wa were IcinJIy received 
and spsnt our time with this family 
until ihe next evening when there 
was an appointment tor us at the 
XfiT^ville Churcli. Nest A. M. 
(Sunday) at Eua^, some 3 miles north 
of Lano.isler and In the evening at 
NeliCiviile Cluiroh, also in Lancaster, 
we lilliug Ihe appointment at the for- 
mer (dace ami Bro Geo. at tiie other. 
At llipse appointments we had the 
plcisurc of the assistance and society 
of Eld. Rider from near Elizabeth- 
town. Bro. Rider labors in tbe Ger- 
man and is a man of much Christian 
2cal, courteousjlund and sociable. He 
was :iccompanied by Bro. Gibbie, a 
deacon, who gave testimony to our la- 
bors, as id the custom of some of Ihe 
eastern cliurcii"S. 

Accordirigto arrangement, our time 
was now up for Lancaster, but as the 
•neetiuj; seemed to grow in interest, 
Bro. Rinehold prevailed on us to ex- 
tend our time until Tuesday moru'- 
iiig. On Monday we attended tlie 
fuaeral of brother Herr's child und 
ill the p. tn. visiied the household of 
Bro. Peter Grosh who came into the 
camp at a late hour but abounds in 
love for the cause. We spout a pleas- 
ant season wirh the family and they 
seemed to be umeh encouraged. la 
the t;veniug we held our last appoiut- 
•ueot iu the Neffiville church. Not-> 
withitandiug the weather was ex- 
tremely inAd, the (ueetings were wel 1 
attended aad considerable interest 
"manifested. Some three decided in 
tavor of Jesus, and we btlieve a num- 
ber ol others were almost persuaded. 
Thisehurchis under the charge of 
Eld. Rinehold who seems to rule well 

j and has the confidence and co-opera- 
tion of his members. The member- 
ship is sociable and disposed to en-- 
tertain those who place themselves 
[ within llicir iiouseholds. We eu- 
I joyed our stay with them much. We 
I made a [deasant acquaintance in the 
home of Bro. B. Evans. Here we 
! met a young brother who accepted 
I the call at the age of 12 years and 
seems to be quite consistent and faitli- 
ful. His sister S:i. lie has also clios- 
en tbe "good part" and there are sev- 
eral other brothers that we hope will 
follow their good example and floe 
tlie wrath to come before it tuay be 
too late. * Bro. Evans intends to lo- 
cate in Lancaster by Spring, having 
for one of his objects, the means of af- 
fording better facilities for the educa- 
tion of his children. Tiiis is right as 
we Jearned, by observation, ihat edu- 
cation to children is of far more im- 
portance than wealth. Wealth has 
been a great curse to the children of 
some of our eastern bie*hrcn. 

During our st-^y at Lancaster we 
I met our younger brother and Pilurim 
associate, who is attending scliool at 
j Millersville. He is deeply imprcss- 
1 cd with the necessity of having a 
I Brethren's school in Pa., and has un- 
I der contemplation to establish one it) 
the vicinity of James Creek, as a bet- 
ter, more accessable and healthfui lo- 
cution cannot be found in the State. 
On Thursday raoruiag we contin- 
ued our journey to the city of Phila- 
delphia unrl made our first call at the 
house of Eld, C. Custer where they 
were ready and waiting for us. Id 
this family we call ourselves at liome 
nor could we feel otherwise as there 
was nothing ?pircd to make us feel 
comfortable. With his daughter, sis- 
ter Mary, we liave a special '-icquaint- 
ance as she had her first experience 
, in teaching in our district and boaid- 
! ed with US. She is now teacliing in 
Camden, N. J. and is succeeding fine- 

The brethren in the city sohl 
their old ctiurch in the Fall with 
the expectation of haviug a new one 
built again the Holidays, hut were 
disappointed, so that we had not the 
pleasure of Worshipping witii (he 
members in a church cijiacity, and 
the weather was so extretnely unfa- 
vorable that we did not make many 
calls. On Thursday evening before 
leaving the city we stopped with Eld. 
Jacob Spanogie and spent quite a 
pleasant evening in his family. At 
11:40 we took the train fur home, but 
when we eutered the coach it was 
jammed with people and what little 
space was left was filled with smoke. 
We then entered a sleeping coach 
where we were supplied with splen- 
ditl beds — commended ourselves iiito- 
the care of" God and sle]it soundly un 
til lute next morning- On account of 

the heavy fall of snow and thestprms 

we did not reach home until Friday 
morning, when we found all well and 
several hundred letters that had accu- 
mulated during our absence. Since our lot has been one of incessant 
laI>or, often until the midnight hour, 
yet wo do not com]>Iain, but feel 
greatly encouraged at the increased 
favor which the Pilgrim is receiving 
everywhere. From present indica- 
tions its ciiculation will be largely 
increased for 1873 and hope there 
may t)e a proportionate increase in 
its usefulness. 


I. J. KosEKBEuoEu, 51. A. E. will owe 
us $1.00 on 1873. 

liOviNA MAHsn: Please tell us which 
names are to be credited with the ^a.OO 
sent us. 

Geo. W. .Tones: S. L. M's name is book- 
ed for the Phrenological Journul, Due us 

.loHN Zuck: S. E. G's PiLQitni is paid to 
No. 12, 1873. 

F. W. Dove: S. G. and G. G., are back 
on 1673, 40 eta. each. 

C. C. Root: How much money did vou 
send us under dale of December lOtli. Who 
for and what year? 

Wm. DoMEit: IfL. D. did not receive 
his pai<er for 1873, we will send it to him 
for 187;i, by paying the extra 25 cts. 

D. H. FuttEMAN: If J. B. did not f^et his 
paper we expect no pay. Tell him to try it 

Elu, a. j. C: The subject needs a hear- 
iu<;. Let us have it. 

John J. Hess: Your name has no credit 
for 1872. You will know, send us what 
ynu tliiuk is due. Your name is booked for 

S. M. Wells: Did not receive the $1.25. 
Last amount .all rieht. 

Lauua II. M. : The old contract will be 
continued, but a little oftencr, please. 

C. H. W.: $1.25 for Sarah B., not receiv- 

J. W. B.: All satisfactory. The Alma- 
nac is sent to E. S. If she does not receive 
it, let us know. 

Geo. Kixney: Thos. Price's year will 
run to No. 1!>, 1873. 

John Arnold; The draft was received. 

Jesse Conner: Your subscription runs 
out with No. 50, 1872. Your name isbook- 
erf for 1873. 

C. C. Root: We have no specimen cop- 
ies of the Phrenological Jourmti to spare. It 
is very cheap at tlie price wo oiler. All 
those who have paid $1.50 tor the Pli.UBisi 
can have the Journal by sendiui; the extra 

Catii a. Forney: Yon owe us$1.13icta. 

II. Blshoar: Due us 50 cts. 

J. C R. : We cannot send the Phrcnolog. 
iraljourna I £or a less ticae than 1 year at 
club rates. The Journal is ordered. 

Tin: Main Mission.— Wc received two 
reports oftliis Mission just a little too late 
lor the last No. of 1872, and as they both 
•■•ntain about the same in substance, and 
Bio. llolsinger's was partly in type before 
Iho. Lougo Decker's was received, we hope 
he will excuse us in not pubUsliinj^' both. 

Pilgrim Almanacs.— On account of the 
laijio number of subscnliers comin-j in we 
may possibly liavi! made .some mistakes in 
sending tlie Almanacs. If any have not 
received them before or with this number, 
let us know and we will supply. 

Bkiiisu Time. — On account of press of 
bu.siness we are a little beliind time, but 
will be all right in a sliort time. 



WADSWORTH— ADAMS.— On the 25th 
of Decembei, 1872. Mr. Elias Wadsworth 
find Miss Lucintlii Adams, all of Cambria 

Co., Pa. S. lilLUEDRANn. 

GARVER— LEHMER.— By the undi-r- 
sigrifd, at his residence, Bro. .1. B. Garv- 
er of lluntingdnu co. and sister Sarali 
Lehman of Clinrehlowi, Cumbeilaiid co., 
all of Pa. David Neisiry. 

GOCHNOUR.— In the Conr^inaugh Church, 
C:amhrin co., Pa., on the l4lh of Novem- 
ber, 1872, .sister Margaret Gnchnour. wife 
of brother Stephen 'Gochnour, aged 32 
years, !) months and KJ days. 
SMITH.- Also im the 17tb, 'brother Henry 
W. Smith, better known by some as the 
Indian Doctor, aged almost 75 years. 
M.VRliUEDANT.- Also on the 1.5th of 
Diceinbcr. sister Lovinn, wife of friend 
George Marqneclant, formerly Lovina 
Gochnour, aged 81 years and a lew mos. 
LfEHR.- On the 7th of September last with 
Typhoid fever, near Elkton, Md,, Philip 
Ltelir, (I'ousin of F. P. Ltuhr, and school- 
mate of his in Germany i, in bis 06th year. 
He was a very active and zealou-sprofess- 
er of the ("hrislian religion, with which bis 
bereaved family and frieiuls comfort them- 
selves. F. P. h 
FREDERICK.— In Owl Creek Church, 
Kao.x CO., Ohio. Dec. 21, 1872, Bro. Ja- 
cob Frederick, aged 70 years, 1 month and 
10 days. Funeral coniluctcil by Bro. Da- 
vid Workman, to a large concourse of 
relations and friends, from Isaiah 38; 1. 
"Set thine house in order for thou shalt 
die and not live. 

Ho leaves a kind widow, sister in the 
church, and 8 children to mourn bis loss, 
six of whom aro membeis of the Church. 
Tliey need not mourn as those who have no 
hope, for he expressed a willingncsa to go 
home to rest. He was a faithful member 
upward of forty yeai's. 

Dearest grandfather thou hast left us, 

Here thy l«ss we dee[)Iy feel; 

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BiMieatli thy new inadp earthy mound; 
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Thy little pilgiimage is o'er; 
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IIY l.AUKx. 

-The jenrs crt'cp slowly by," we're older 

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Thci- wo cry, 

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^ir. From what I have already 
Wned, I belicvo that to be the very 
youug prophet who is creating such 
"iitvuse excitement in the ivilderness, 
^iitlifso, I surely know much about 
''is parents. His father and mother 
^hed about twelve years ago, leaving 
■"1 only son, whose name was John. 
■It has been nearly ten years since 1 
liwt heard of him, and after summing 
"P all that I have been able to gather 
s» tar, I conclude that the same John 
'^ preaching near the Jordan. I 

Gan^. About what do you presume 
his age to be at the present time ? 

Sii:. lie is «.iid to be about tliirty 
years of age. 

Ga)n. Well the young man ihat I 
saw near thj large spring ten yeara 
ago, was about twcnfy, hence at this 
time ho would bo thirty. It, is very 
likely that he is tile same person who 
is preaching beyond Jericho. Were 
you actiuainted with his parents? 

Nh. Oh 3?e3, I knew his father 
quite well, and have ofcen seen his 

Goui. Who was his father'? 

Kir. Zacliariali, h? was a priest of 
the course of Abia, and his mother 
was Eliztbethj she was of the dttugh- 
ters of Aaron. 

Crrtj/?. Tliat agrees with what Luke 
remarked respecting lis f.i'her, and 
while at the spring the youn^ prophet 
told us thiit he of the tribe of [jf- 
vi, his fathor being of the course of 
Abia, and his mother, Elizxbeth of 
the daughters of Aaroi. But I am 
'ed to confess that I really don't believe 
that I Wiis ever ncqu-iinted with his 

Nic. Never knew old i;ither Zacb- 
arias ! You certainly have seen liira 
quite often ; he wus at one time one of 
our priests of the course of Abia. 

Gam. Wlien? 

Nil'. Nearly thirty-one years ago; 
his term or days of ministration expired 
about twenty-one montlis before th( 
deal h of Herod the Great.* 

(tain. You certainly must be miS' 
taken. I don't Ihink he served in that 
course at that time. 

Nic. You really ought to remem- 
ber him, ns, according to the custom 
of the priest's office, his lot was to burn 
incense at that time. 

Ga)ii. It may have been, but it 
fails to impress itself on my mind in 
that way. 

Nic. There is one tiling which I 
know yuu have not failed to remem- 

Gam. What is that? 

Nil-. Nearly thirty-one years ago. 
and a))otU twenty-one or two in:m;hs 
before Hero 's death, we were standing 
near the temple, when an agt-d priest 

*Herod snrnamed the Great, died in tlie 
Spring of the loiirtli year, before tho com- 
nienceineiit of tho Cliristian era. 

oT tijc course of Abii passed in to 
ofter incense : ho remiined there so 
long tliat all the people marvoldd thit 
he stayed so lon^ in llic temple, and 
when he cjnu out he cou'd not speak 
unto us, for lie beckoned with his hand, 
and remained spyejhlesi, and we all 
concluled that lie had soon an anirel. 
Now you remember tliis, I know 

Gam. Yc3— cer;ain'y, I knew thiit 
pious old priest, and is thi^ prophet in 
the wilderness his son? 

AV.,'. From what I have boon able 
to learn, s i far, that is my impression 
for his name is John, and that is the 
only John tliat I know of among the 

Gam. Well now I am glad (0 hoar 
oftliat. Before my father, Simeon 
ditrd, he used t > lalk a great deal about 
these good old pctiplc, who lived In the 
hilly cotintr_y south ot" liethleliem, and 
often wished to know how Elizibeth's 
cousin Mary, who resided in Galilee, 
was getting along. 

Nic. Perhaps your fither wis well 
acquainted with these people, and also 
had some knowledge oJ their son John. 

Gam. O yes ! Sin;* we have been 
conversing of these interesiing even's 
my memory is r.ipi-lly filling with the 
conversiition of my father, respecting 
the Levitc family. He knew the lad 
quite well, and atlmired him very 
mucli. But John, had a second cou-in 
near his own age, living in the city of 
Xazaveth, who appeared to awaken a 
rcmukablc interest in our fiimily. I 
have not heard of him for quite a num- 
ber of years. But more about the 
young prophet — is his appearance 
good ? 

Nic. His dress is similar to that 
you saw ton years ago in the wilder- 
ness, and his diet is said to be oom- 
posed, principally, of Locusts and 
wild honey. 

Gam. I think I must take young 
8aul with me, and go and hear that 
remark .blc perso.i, but for the present 
I must retire to my SL-hool-room.* 

Nic. I would bo pleasL'd to learn 
something more of the proplu-t' sccand 
cousin who lives In Galil;:e, if you be 
pleased to tt-dl ine when wj have more 

G'hii. Call .some evening nnd after 

*ij.tiniiliel was a distin^uishuJ teacher of 
Ihe Jewish hiw, and president of tJie San- [ 
hedrin tliirty-two years. 

looking up the mitter I think I c^n 
relate to you some very intercstln" ac- 
counts of his birth etc. [Tficf°ho(h 
separatr, and in the rvr.ning of the 
next day mvH at the house of Ganvu 
lid where their eonversatlon was ?v- 

Gam. Well Nicodemas, as you have 
just returned from the Jordan, I pre- 
sume you can tell u^ all about thi 
yonug prophet. 

Nic. Soon after leaving you yester- 
day morning, I Icirned that tho road 
near Jericho was infested with a band 
of Arab robbers, so Ijudged it saf?r to 
postpone my trip a few days. 

Gam. I presume that you liav<; 
been ihinkinj very much over the re 
marktblo events that are just now 
tran-ipiring in our long forsaken land. 
A(V-. .My mind has been employtd 
during t'lo last two days with these in- 
teresting events Evoi-yljudy is mik- 
ing investigations. 

6'(//y(. I presume you have hrard a 
great deal during the day. 

Nic. Yes, I have bee i spending all 
my time talking and e.vimining the si- 
cred rccji'ils. I pre-sume you are ready 
to relate to m« that stny of Johns' 
second cousin, although I heard a "reat 
deal of liim to-day, I w;i3 conversin-^ 
with a man who resides near the sea oi 

Gam. Did you learn hi^ nime? 
Nic. He stated that his name w*is 
Zebedeo. Two of his s jns, Jamss aud 
John, wore in company wi:li him. 
Gum. 1 know him well, he is one of 
tho oldest fisherman on the coast of the 
sea of (ialilee. I also enjoye I quite a 
ple.isant interview with Matthew of Ca- 
pernium, who was on busine.'^s here. 
Hut what did Zcbedeo reveal to you of 
John ? 

Nic. He said hut li:tle about John, 
only stating^ihat he was well acquainted 
with his second cousin, and told me 
many things of this strange young 

Gam. I am truly g'nl to learn more 
about him, tho ii;h I furmilly kritw 
him in hid youagjr day^, and gained 
much information of him in my inter- 
view^with Matthew. l!ut theo what 
had our fisVerraan lo say of him ? 

Nic. He appears to knew all about 
him, and a great deal of bis parenls. 
To be Continued. 





wlio li;ive 

My iL'sr k^Ilt in tlie 
(;iiiisti;in !ovc aiid union; I feel 
likii jienniii); ii few wcrds of cncoiir- 
n'»cnioul (or yon, unil nil 
siniiliiHy circnniatiuuTil 
0111- l)Us<«l MinHT-" ciu'je at liein. 
From [iiTKonnl (I'viuiiinlioico, mid 
otlicrwlso, I an. fully jieisuidod yon 
Invo an iir.lenit dcfire for the well- 
ftire of souIk, ai.d ilie pivispi-rity of 
Zion. Ilnvinp, youwlf in vonili, 
,,,njtemt«l your all to Josnp, it is 
,;iiniiil >ou xlionld linvu a concern | 
lor (lie yniing.ainl feel lil<e devoting | 
your life iiioic and luoro to the \mt- \ 
Iim.' lit cnnsing tl.ciii to enli»t, as 
suldier* of the cro*-'. In your lovu 
and zeil, yon iisk, "What can I do 
tiir Jcsu-'f'' II in to answer this 
question, tliat I now InlfO «|i my peu. 

1 Inive no doiilit, you I'o.-l the 
need c'f tlie iif'»iiliu(,' fc™ee ol God, 
in a «ork m imiiorlaiit. Wo »hnukl 
nil fiel "ihat of ourselves we arc 
nothiiit;," then will wo put our de- 
pendent in Iliin wliesc pioiniBs aic 
BO full ..f cninforl. Uelicve it, th )u<;h 
you lire young, ymi c:iii .l.< much fo- 
Jcnnn. lieim-inber iliat ilie in.//i(- 
rnce of the youn<;, falls witli pmvcr 
up^ni the hearls of llie Kalnc class, 
ami, also Inive a pccnlinr, and 1 cne- 
heialUuriiig upon the minds of tl-.e 
nmrc ai;cd. All around you, you 
have young nnsociates, some have 
niiine.l llin iiBino of .lisus with a 
hope of salviiliou, others have not, 
hnt arc jet out, exposed to the Inw- 
viiiif; cloudB of Uod"~ indignation 
and wiatli '. In your every day walu 
iiinniig iliem, and conversation with 

I dear- si9t.r,"he as wi-e r.s .crpen s, fruits of onr labors brought to per- 

I and harmless as doves." fectiou ihrongh a Saviors love ; see 

1 Xcx', «e will flpcjk of Ihc Sab- pr.cious souls hnskiiig in the smiles 

I bath school, where y..u may do of Go I's love, that »eiv induced ti 

mneli for the-loriousiauseof.Iesns. taiie the first step upward through 

' There y.u Inue kbor d in the ea- our iufineiicj an 1 lab irs of love, 

nacity of a hami mai.l, in the uur- Oh ! the joy of meeting there, fath- 

fcry of th" L-rd, and I am ilad to cr, mother, hr.iihers and sister.*, a-sso- 


cm, yon may 

do ,1/i(.7i fur Jesus. 

I.ct them sir and /.■<•', that yen icd- 
!)• enjoy the peaeefnl and happy iu- 
lluBiice of "iiuro and uiulefilcl reli- 
gion," ai.d that the simple pleasir.ea 
of the world, and I'.iscinating illflu- 
ei.c.rt ihereof, .hiivu no charms for 
yon, but rather let them ice, that 
with yiiU, the cross of Jesiis balh iu- 
IliciiCiB ihiit arc bri(!hler, swictcr' 
and dauer than aught else. Wiih a 
meek and humble .'jurit, and chaste 
conveisatiou, use every niiaiis in your 

j believe your Ial.o:8, with thn-c of 
nil your CO hl.oivrs, have nol been 
in vain, and that lou aicencnuragiil 
wiih ih'^ knoAleIg', iliat in thai ic- 
laiiou,yiin cm be ii s'rnmenial in tl.c 

j hinds of God, of doing something 
lor the buihling up oC Zion. It is 
an impoitaiit fact, tl at first imptrss- 
iiiiis arc of audi a nature, that it is 
hard to lemovv iheni. Oh! then 
what a iiob'e work it is, to labor 
week week, to fu-tiii upon ihe 
lender mind ihe truths of the Bible, 
and infuse within the jirecious 
young mollis tl.c love it a erucilitd 
Uclccmer. In that sphere, dear si-;- 
tir, yon can do niueh fir your .Sa- 
vior, the chill h, 1 id ).icii(UL 'I id 
Ask (»od ID picpaie you for the 
work, and eiiti r up u your duties 
wiih conviciious, that it is a niatler 
of impoitaiiee, no less than the eter- 
nal inti-ivsts of dear and precious 
souls. Work with a will in all pla- 
ici, nud nt all times, and through 
I ho blcs'-ings of God, ymir labors 
vill not be in vain in the Lord. 
Why i-hould you spend your time 
and talents lor Jc-us '.' Ah 'f yis, 
wiiy did .lesns lay a-idc His glory 
in Heaven, and com^ down here and 
labor in this world? Was it not to 
seek ai.d save that which was lost ? 
and that includes you and 1. Shall 
we r.ot then labor ihat FiiiKMi 
nho did 10 much for lis, and shall 
we think it a I ar.l task to labor a 
few days, for those precious ones 
around and about us, that they 
may be par akers wiili us in that 
great salvation"; And again, we 
.■■ay, should we not work f. r .Jesiis, 
mIiou we see just ahead, the glorious 
rewnid or gilt if Go 1 which isoler- life — yea an eternal crown of 
glory, anil a pluce of j-liiniiig brlght- 

ciates' and an innumerable eoinpany 
of angels, all singing antliemi of glo 
ry, honor niid praise to I'ather, Son 
nil, I Il.ily Sjiirit. 

.1. S. Fi.oav. 
()rrh,ir,l \'inr. II'. 1'/. 


This morning, Ciiriblinas day, we 
look back throngh the long train of 
time of 1872 years, to that when 
(Jlirist, from the root of Jesse, made 
his appearance in the manger of 
lictlilehem, anl we behold willl joy 

fied without having tiie testimony of 
God's Word in this matter. Let ns 
all f.llowthc wise men's example, al- 
w.ays consult the word of God to lell 
ns the way to Jesiis, and then siart 
the way t!ie Word diiccts and (iod 
Hill not fail to send the star to ae- 
rnn>pa-iy us all the journey through, 
'till vve CO lie wdiere He is that we 
may be there also, thai we may see 
his glory an.! yield up all onr tioas- 
ures lo Him. Let ns alvays remem- 
ber in all we do liow great the love 
of God is to nsward in this Christ- 
mas gift, who beeunic the way for ns, 
and he gave na many bright exam- 
ples. Here is a good one for the 
youth of 12 years. "When He began 
to he about His Fathei's liiisincs, and 
he was also subject to His parents, 
; to give all the good children an ex- 
am|ilc for them to follow Him, and 
tinally come i.nio Him and ubtain 

the great and glorious promise of God : , ... , ,. ,, i, , , 

» b I , jjjg iviiigdoni ot Heaven. Ijat you 

fnllilled * "A"'*'''' 's hnrn nntn liH. I 

■liild is born unto us. 
This scene caused the angels to rejoice 
when they brought the glorious nCA-s 
to the shepherds, who rt-ere shocked 
with fear, but the angel said, *'l'\'ar 
not, for we bring you good tidings of 
great joy which slia'l be unto all pio- 
pie, tor unto yuu is born this day, a 
Savior in the city ol" David which is 
Clirist the Lord," This caused the 
angels lo shout Ihrjugli the air "Glo- 
ry to God in the highest, peace upon 
earth good will to men.'' Xow we 
spe the Shepherds hasten to the place, 
when they had seen it they made 
known abroad the saying which was 
told them eoneerning this child. Next 

men and ivonien. He also gave you 
an example and also told you that 
you shall keep the cuiiimandments. 
He also tells you that you cannot 
live by bread alone, and that you 
iinist give an account for every idle 
word you 3:iy. He told you ) on 
shall lepent and believe the Gosjiel, 
ami if you believe and are bajitiz^il, 
you si all be saved. He told you if 
yon wepji here you shall laugh, but if 
you laugh here then you shall ween. 
He gave you and I no example of 
sporting and laughing, but of weep- 
ing and piaying, and of doing good 
; to those around Him. He told us 

in turn, we see the wise men from the i we shall take up our cro^s and follow 

E-jst coming lo JerUMilcm, who were 
moved by a star which they saw 
and tliey asked, "Where is the , and of Hi; 

Him daily or we cannot be H"s diss 
ciples, that if wc are ashamed of Him 

rds till 

ill He be 

let us 

will ihcir ailL-ctious from 
the world, that they may turn them 
Inavenward ; and thus be the means 
ol causing, throngh God's blessings, 
the wicked to turn from ihcir evil 
ways, and cause your fellow soldiers 
to cling with a tighter ilio of Jesus. 

I would not advisj the casting 
ol' "pearls before swii.e" but under 
lining ciicuinstaiiecs, let ns not be 
iishaiuid to sjicnk of Jesus, while 
in the soeiely of the woiblly minded, 
knowing, that often liic right word 
in the vi^bt place, may be as pro- 
eious sied, tl.ut may evcutnally 
bring fi'itli good frnil. "-V woid niorlalitv 
fitly simkeii, is lil,e apiiles of gold j no, 

new born king? wc have seen his ' ashamed of us before His Heavenly 
star in the East and have come to I Falher and His holy ange's. He 
w.jiship him." This troubled king j also told us He would come again, 
Herod with all Jerusalem, and Herod '■ and no one knoweth the day nor hour 
soon envied this child and sought to | therefore He wants ns to be ready, 

always 'lo watch and pray, for in such 
an hour as wc think not. He will 
come. And to those that will say 
the Lord delayeth His coming, such 
He will give their portion with the 
hypocrites iu outer darkness where 
there will be weeping and gnashing 
of teeth. 

kill it, but God removed it from 

lielhlchem after the wise men had 

worshiped it and bestowed their gifts 

I and treasures upon it. I hoard it 

ness, amid the Muis 1 1" H.avin-; o ' I"'™''"''' """ ''"' "'"'= """' '"'"'"'"'*- 
then dear sister IC. «e would fay to '«' »" ''"■"■' ™''=" "'•'=y "■'■'"■ '" •>''"'- 
you, and to all the dear ones of llie ='»''^"' '" '"'1"'™ '"™"' ""= ^'"'S "">1 
iioiischohl of liiith, let us labor while '''* *"l'jeets, but it looks to me as if 
wc have time am'. i)p[iortuir;iy, yes 

'Wiak for till. uij;lit i^ eoininji, 

WulU llirims^h tlie sunny noon 
Fill liriglilesl hours with labor, 

Itcst eoines siiru nnil soon. 
Give every tlying minute 

.•^iinietliinjj to keep in store ; 
Work Cor the night is eominfj. 

When man works no more." 

A few mere days of labor 
more .-canons of nicctin 
pariing Iiere iu 
then, if faithful. 

they had done what every wise man 

should d' , go where they can get 

Scriptural evidence to Hnd the way to 

.lesns who was bora king, and it was i 

not the case as we are told by some, i 

that the wise men lost sight of the 

star because of stopping at Jerusalem, 

but there is the only place we learn 

a few the star lirst appeared unto them in 

and all their journey and went before 

this world, and them, until it stood over and above 

we die in ihc where the child was, hence the wise 

Lord, and tfirn rest from our labors, men could not mistake iheinsclves in 

and THKv neirtil shall put on iiii- their worshipping, because they had j 

ml TllK.V meet to part the Word of the Lord and the star to j 

\nd there in the bright guide iheni m the right way and to 1 

in I'ielurci of silver.'" In all lliings 1 fields ofliving grcoii, we ivill see the ! the right place. They were not aaiis- 

Tlien my young friends, never 
spend the Christmas day in idle talk 
and foolish ainnsenients, much lo- 
my brethren and Christian iiiemls, 
do not be found at the idol of a 
Christmas tree or some pic-nic, but 
come to Christ the true Cliristma- 
tree. Upon him hangs all the fruit 
of eternal life, and He will give it In 
yon without the aid of .Sania Clans. 
Brethren, be nol iounil in the jircach- 
er's gambling shops, but keep your- 
selves from idols is the prayer ol 
your well wishing brother. 

John l''oii-\i.i. 

T HE \V K K K L Y P I L G R I M. 


Foi' the Piligm. 


Th2 time has como in wliloli it is 
uccessary for all lueu and wouien who 
have within their breasts a single 
sparlc oflove for their Creator, and 
tlie h)ve of liberty lo be on the alert, i 
Secret sjoieties have their urgaiiiza- | 
lion in rtlmodt ever^ known uurner (if; 
our Irce and independent naliou. ] 
Wli:it is the grand object of the.-ie in- 
stitutioiH? What benefit can be ex- 
pected fruai these organizations? 
Not'iio'^. They arc a curse nut only 

10 those who are onUsidj tlieac .sii^ie- 
ties but also to those wii>i liclon^ to j 
theiu. Kvery vuoiabcr of tue order , 
of Masons is bonnd by oath to disre- 1 
ir:iad the law of Christ ! Kvery nieiu- i 
ber is bouud to regard tlwsu who op- 
pose them, as an cntmy and opiic^e 
their progress in lil'e in every (lossibie 
maimer! Tliey are bound to f>up- j 
port their own meujbers in appliua- 
liou fur any oiHce of trust or position 
uf any kind, in preference to any one 
clr*e, regardless of character ! No unc 
can fiiil to ste the final result of such 
prc'L-L'dings as tiicsc, :uul sliuuld use ' 
tbeir utmost endeavors tu root out j 
fro.ii among the citizens oT a free ' 
country, like ours, such orrnpt or- j 
gaui/ations. But how shall it be ac- 1 
complislicd ? We tiiiuit it may easi- 
ly be brought about by the lovers of i 
iVeedom providing ihey a<Iopt the 
proper rae.ins. Let no lover of free- , 
dual countenanoe these associations j 
either by suppi>rting in olHce, or pat- 
rimizing in business of any kind, any \ 
one who is to huhl a uiember- 
ship in these orgauizitions. Bii: says i 
t-ome devoted chri^iian, if we du tliis j 
\\e shall f.vil ti ob y the injunction to i 
love our encuiit.B, ttc. Let me say to | 
you, luy christian biother,lhat this is 

11 H good reasoning; for there is no in- 
jiinctiun npoa record that requires 
any one to love the piincipies of the! 
dt-vil ; but on the other hand, it is! 
yoj: d.iti/ as a christian, to do every- 
thing in your power tu destroy these i 
priuciples; then let no man iiave any 
dealings whatever with (he members 
of theFc organizations,and save thetn- 
seives and posterity fri)m a form of 
slavery more direful uinn the p^Jopl e 
than that to which the Afrirans were 
sulijrcled, in times that arc piist and 

That "Witliont faith it is im])0ssi- 
ble to please God," is a truth so man- 
ifest throughout all the sacred pages, 
that it seems sometlnios we had 
scarcely need again be told j and this 
is indeed ae!in'>wli'dgod by a!lt''iris- 
liau professor-. But when the faith 
of oil is tried, oh what a procinns and 
rare virtue is that faith which is unto 
the siving of tlie snul. Then when 
it luns |)assed through all the fiery (U-- 
deals ami escaped all without a visible 
mark of a test, except that by repeat- 
ed trials, it has become stronger and 
brighter, as "gold tried in the fire." 
But the apnslU Pcler says of them 
who had rejcived like precious faith 
with them, (the apostles), that the 
trial of their faith being much more 
precious, than that of gold that per* 
islu'th, though it be tried with fire, 
might be fiiunil unto praise and honor 
and ghiry at the appearing ol Jesus 

When the Bihle is seldom read, 
and the divine sanctuary neglected, 
few trials of faith will bs met, but if 
all tliat is commanded, and that is 
t'orb'dden be carefully searched out, 
and held sacred and essential to our 
eternal well being, and a determina- 
tion fixed to profit by them, notwith- 
standing any and every ouergsncy, 
then sure and ilery trials will be met, 
auil if the conscience then he kept 
void of otfense, O, how precious that 
faith. Sncli a faith is not without 
works, yueh is a living faith. To 
such a believer h the Gospel lliu 
power of God nn to salvation. To 
such btlievcrsgave lie power to ije- 
comc the sons of God. While faith 
as a mustard .seed will remove moun- 
tains, what will such a faitli not ac- 
complish ? 

C. C. Root. 
Mira.'nU; Mo. 



)F THE iioor niVER ynAXc'lI. 

A liumory well stortd with Serlp- 
lurc yiul sanctified by grai-o is the 
heat library. 

Phcre is some jjromUo In \our Bi- 
hie exactly adapted tu eveiy trying 

Thesubjfet of this notice was born 
near Tenglcaster, Va., March 4tli IS 
O^J, In the year 1832 he emigrated 
Id Ohio. Sjme time during the year 
ISoG botii he and his wlfti cacne to 
the Church of the Brethren. In 1837 
removed to Moiitgomcry Co , Ind, 
From there, emit^raled to the Terri- 
tory of Minnesota, Fillmore County 
where be remained until his death, 
which t''ok place on the morning of 
tlie 1-lth of July 1872. Between .3 
and 4 o'locic in the moi-ning, iio 
wingt'd. Ills way to tlie tSumiy Land 
I'rom wtieneo no traveler returns. His 
disease was not certainly known. 
IL; was afflicted fur abiiuL seven years 
bed'. »rc his death, In; very rjt'ten had 
hick spells from which he would s.ion 
rcc >ver u-ilil the morning of the Tl-th 
lie arose from his bitd and dres?cd 

him$elf for the purpose of assisting a 
tenant who was livin^f in one part of 
the house, (in ca^e of sickness), and 
soon after hn was dressed, he was 
taken sick. lie walked to the barn, 
a distance of G rod?, and returned to 
the house jind sat down in tlic front 
door of the ho iso, and \\\ ten or fif- 
teen iniunffP, he was troadine; the 
turf bound scores of an endless eter- 
nity, tie gave mother and some oth- 
ers who were present the last parting 
hand, saving, "I must leave yon 
now." Then lo thecolcitlil fields of 
glory, he qnitdc'y bent h's way. Ho 
closed his eve^, an 1 hi* spirit had 
taken it** flicht to a world unknown 
to UP. Fathe- lived a consistent 
member of the (Jhnrch of the Breth- 
ren for about 3o years, and we hope 
that he was prc^pare 1 for that great 
and solemn change, from this mortal 
(0 immortality. Yes, fatlicr ban 
goue over the river of death, but 
wluit a greit consrdation does tlie 
blessed hops afford us when we know 
tliat wo shall mei»t beyond the Jor- 
dan of death, when this weiiryjuuruey 
is done. Yes, we shall meet beyond 
the river where no farewell tear is 
stied, and how true the saying Is. 
"When we are In the midst of lifv we 
are in death." Morning spread over 
earth her rosv wings, the Sun rosu 
'jlear beyond the liorlzon, the gentle 
air whispered through the open door 
in which lay the still pale lifeless 
form of 0U3 who had been the joy of 
of my aged motlier and lonely niece, 
who was l"fc standing at that lone 
post of death. All wa^ stdl, llie mon- 
ster death had done hi-* work — fiither 
was gone. 

*'^VIitn slinll we ineet again 

Jlcet ne'er tu sevoi-, 
Wlicn will pcare wreathe licr chain, 
Hound lis forever." 

W>r. C. HiPES. 
Pri'M(>ii, Minn. 


"Death loves a shining mark.*' 
This has been fully verified in tire 
death of Sydney Hyder Johnson, 
who departed this life, Doeember 7th 
1872, at the residence of his cousin, 
Mr. W. II. Hiteshcw, Chnmbersburg 
Pa., in the 24th year ot his age. 

In writing tliis article, wc feel that 
we are di>Ing our duty, nut only to 
a cherished cousin, but to our young 
friends who do not think of tlie nn- 
eerlainty of life, and the vanity of this 
world. Sydney was not only a fine 
writer, as his contributions to many 
Journals testify, but he was a kind 
and dutiful son, a pleasant and agree- 
able associate. Of him It might tru- 
ly be said, as ni' tlio young man in 
St. Mark's (iospcl, *-.\nd Jesus be- 
holding him loved Iiim." Thongii 
he was not a membi-r of any religious 
.Society, he always enteiiaincd (he 
greatest respect fu' rellgioiKs Beds, 
and lo \h'v. J,. .A. (:>twald ef the 

Lutheran Cli:irch, who was asaidious 
in his attentions to him during his 
illness, he expressed the strongest 
hope ofa biL-tsful immortaiity bsyimd 
the grave. He had implicit faith in 
Jesns — and confided fully in Him. 

Wliat Bacoa valleys had to be 
passed, bef ire we eon 1 1 say — Sydney 
is dead ; iie has gone from among us. 
his pleasant smile, and agreeable cnn- 
vcrjation will no nmrc be enjoyed. 
How sadly will we look nver his 
book.«, ['and his writing maierial.-^j 
which were such a dellglit to him. 
We hope God will j;ivc us alt grace 
to bear this sad allliction, and tu pre- 
pare to meet him at His emiiug. 


The subject of this obituary was one 
' among the number of some forty, who 
, wcro baptized into ('hri3^. in that sec- 
tion of country, withm the last few 
years. A few years ago there were no 
I members at tlia^ placo : tiic people 
I being principly Old J^clieol Bapt'sls. 
I The Hrothvcu's doctrine ami the faith 
I of Jesus being readily received, the 
little pilgrim baud was moving along 
happily, until sister Julia sickentd and 
died. On Christmas we received a 
I rae sage, (being with the bi-ethren at 
Welch Run att-nding a series of 
I meetings,) of her extreme illness. In 
I comjiauy with brother Jerry Angle, 
deacon, we repaired next day, to her 
I house, but she had fallen asleep in Je- 
! 8US. A heavy gloom not only hu:.g 
[ upon the heart of the husband and fam- 
ly, but upon the wiiole comnumity. 
; Oil the 27th wo followed her remains 
to the grave. She was the fii-st of the 
: pilgrim band called to pass over to 
I the other side. In her last moments 
i she gave an unmistakable evidence ofa 
living faith in Jesns, desiring to he 
'absent from the bcdy. and present witli 
I the Lord, legrettiug that her liusband 
j could notaccompany her. She loft in 
j)eace, receiving a fiiithful promise 
from Jacob, litr husban 1, to accept 
Jesus and come after in the M-ay. Our 
sister was beloved by all who knew 
her, she leaving an eximple Ibr others 
to follow. 

P. F. C(H)i). 

Dii.iuFNcn — We find In Scrip'-nrc 
that most of the gr«at aj)pearanc(s 
which were made to i-minont saints 
were made when they were busy. Mo- 
ses kept hi-t father's fiudv when he 
saw the burning busli ; Ja-nb is in 
praver, and the angel of Gud appears 
to him ; Gidcun Is thrtshing and KlI- 
sha I-i ploughing when the Lord calls 
them; Matthew is at the receipt of 
cnstuni when he is bidden to fiHow 
Jesus ; and James and John are fi>!i- 


dangermis to defer Ifiuj-e mOMientons 
reformations which the oimscience is 
sok-midy preaching to the heai t ! 




from the iltacl." Xow «c find tlial tlio true Christian 111 tlic btiglit 
"iic has brought i;fe ami ininiorlality I realms of glory 

AV. i;. Sii'NE. 

'/ymcxr'tUe^ Ohio. 

snoaESTioHs roK hew teas. 

Inasmuch a^ it appears to mo, iw 

• tfjw..-v ti<> (n Ood in till' lii:/lu'«t ftn'l on . , i i . 

^arllpeJooTgood will l<>»»ra men." Lnk« to light Ihrongh the KO.,peI, an., .n 
t: It. oriU-r lo hove Ihc full hfiicfilsof what 

Tho (ihovc sfraphic Kirain was (i,^ .Sjuior has (lon» for us, wc 
heard in ihc niKht by llmse who |„.cr,nie lis ado] led p n« and dnugh- 
watehod (heir floeks by night, which ,',,r.a. IK' has exemplified the way 

.aused ihe shepherds to say tn one an- a,,,] ,i,i. only «ay lo become his ehil- [ „,.',|',7s'to" some o.liers, that there is 
nlher: '■L.I ns goto lielhlehem and ,|,^„. We submissively «>llow ; j^^^^ l^^^,^ religion in the 

j world compared to lliu amount pro- 
f.v9ed, I will try to j;i\c a liriel view 
of wliat I ihiidc wouhl tuoet the ap- 
probatiou of Govl for 1H7;J. 

S,\Mi:i:i. Teeteii. 

see this thing which is conic lo pass, l.inj in all llie ordinances blameless 

which llie Loril made known unto „, |,p dflivcr.'.! ihem lo w. "Ifchil- 

n»." When ihis was made known lo ,!rin, tlun heirs, hiirsol ( and 

Iheni, II1.7 went in basic to IJellile- j„int heirs of Chrisl."' 

lii'ni, and when tliey cnmo there th.'y 

fnnn.l Wary and .loseph, and llie babe 

lying in a manger. When ihey had 

Ml en what was come lo pass, they nia.le 

hiniwn abreail what was lold Ihem ihe ehibi, anil ri-lurned 

j;lin-if>ing (lod Tor ihe lliings which 

lliey had b.'anl and seen. 

This glorious event .leenrr.'d about 

elghlirn hnmlred and scventy-lwo .i^.j „„(„! ..psnlts. Time is moving 
years ago, an.l it presents il.self as „„„.„r,i carrying the human finiily 
fresh in our minds as if il had occur- y,j |^^ ,^pl,| wings, not makiu'^ any 
ed in our age, for we derive the same i,|q„|ry whether wj are equipped for 
henelils as tbofC di.l who liveil .luring the journey or not. lint while il is 

wc are ailnioni»hei! al- 

Kirst we must be eiigriiftod into 

the true vine Jcsui <^li .isl. I'aul 

A FEW TnOOGHTS. says, « care ihe ehildivn of Jod by 

Mr. JCIiliii-.—My min.l is engaged j |..,i,i, j„ t;||risi, ami so iiiiiny of you 

at prc6ciil,upon a subject which calls ,,8 |,avc bjeii baptizid into Christ 

furih views which perhaps might be, i,j^(, ^,^^^ „., r;brist. Xmv the 

inlcresiing lo many .if your reiders, j, ||pj ,j( ^1,^ be.;inuiiig, nor at the 

and which, wilh the blessing ol' God L,|jj|e^ (jy^ „t tiie cnil of the race. 

alleuiling the weak cli'ort, may pro- 1 jf „,g g^e Irue branches, wc will bear 

sonic fruit, and endure the pui 

Ihc lime Ihc Saviour sojourned in ibis 

will 1.1. 

This eventful circuin»lan.'e caused 
the wii-e ni.n from llie liir distant 
isles when Ihey ha. I ".seen his star" lo 
i.tait Ironi their .lislant laud in search 
111' the new born King lo worship him. 
I'salins 72: 10. Isa. liO ; C. This 
was a time when ihe wise men open- 
ed ibeir treasures and presented gold, 
!'!uiiliin.Tnse and myrrh, wlii.'h may 
have h.'cn of much a.lvaiilage lo Jo- 
seph an.l the niolher of Jesus and tho 
bah.', as ihey Inn; lo lake their flight 
to I'lgvpt IVoni the prcsenee of a cruel 
king wb.i sought toileslroy the young 
ihihi. When tho .• was but 
iwelvo years of age wo may already 
learn a very imporlant lesion from 
him, Ihc lime that his parcnis "foumi 
liiiM in ihe lemple, silling in tho 
uf Ihc diielois b.ilh hearing Ihciu anil 
asking Ihem tpiestions, m lliat all Ihal 
bearil him were astiinisbed ill his un- 
.lersuin.ling and answers." lie went 
with his parenis 10 their home and 
was subj.'cl iinlo them. 

We lin.l Ibal llie .Savior was horn 
into the world but the work of rc- 



aa to bear more fruit ; wo should 
therefore oticr the sacrilico of praise 
lo GodcouliuU'.illy, that is, the fruit 
of our lips, giving thanks to His 
name, &c. Sea Hob. 13: 14 l.i. How 
most uiomenlarily as it rollso .ward, , ,,|;^ "continually" should bs undor- 
Ihat a prcpani'ion is neeessary tnLt„ufi Kemember the evening and 
journey ilown its rapid slops. We ,|,g ,„ ,niing coastitule the day, see 
know not how s.ion we may bo called [ ^[^^ K.\odus 20 ; .'iO ami lo the end 
from this stage ofaelion. Wo have a j ^j- (i,^ chapter. Tliia should, at least, 
plain direelory, a sure and eerlain [,„ ., j,,,),!;;. faerLiioo by those who 
palb lo lollow. All along that palh | ^^^ i,^.^,]^ ^f- families ," twice a day, 
we have wriilen in unmistakable Ian- , „„(] jf t|,ey boo pr.iper,seven times a 
gnage: "I'repare to meet ihy Clod", | ,|ay_ „„j ^^,35,, .jt midnight, but 
"My son give me ihy luart", "Coine j those niight l.e,in tlie el.isot. And 
nnlo me all ye who are weary an.l I timio of our liicthrcn ami sisters who 
heavy la.len and I will give you rest."! are not heads of families, sec that 
Such anil similar invitalions are giv- j yo:i honor your father and molicr, 
en throughout the onti.-c law. Wc 1 or those with whom yo,i .hvell, in 
are traveling on a journey w.- e.tpoct ( not ],utling any iliing in the way of 

their family worship, and otter your 

never to return, wo are only pilgrims 
journeying lo a Ciiv whose builder 
and maker is God ; that is, if we ])os- 
sess ihat pearl of great price, which 
was purchased on Calvary for sinful 

The fount. lin is .ipine I; the Savior 

private prayers eutitinually, in b.s 
half of all mea. Love tc God and 
love to man, should be lite main- 
spring of all our aeiions. We should 
also strive to grjw in grace, and a 
greater knowledge of the only true 
has died and has risen, and is now in- Goil and His holiness, and our sin- 
Icrceding and iileadinglhat we might fulness. Strive more and more to 
live ; ollering a free salvation *'wiih ', please God, 

It mony an.l without pri.-e", a fre.i 
gift; pnly l.ioh and live, "forsake sin. 

A Broth KR. 

ileuipliun was not yet complote, he cleave nnlo righlcousness", "lo«d.iy if 
had to lay down his life for his friends ' ye will hear His voice harden nol 
■•and we are his ( if we do whal- 1 your hcurls". Here nieicy is freely 
soever he lias .■.nnmauded us." Ho littered and lorgivcness is obtained, 
bail power lo lay .lown his life anil to , Wo have the Holy liibic where it is 
lake it agiin. "This eominandmeni all e.xplaincd. Time's march is on- 
I have received of Juy Kathcr." Here ward; the unceasing wheels move 
wr can see the love of God in Chrisl | forward; wo arc on a great batile- 
Jcsus concerning us, in sending his , field ; our enemy is s.ilau, our true 
only begotlcn Son into Ihe world l.i ' frien.l is Christ. Salau desires t.i 
sailer an.l die, the just for the unjust have us Hull lie may sift us as wheat, 
to bring us (o (i.iil. He suffered and but the Savior says that He has 
.lie.! accor.ling to ihc scripture ; yet prayed for us, that our faiili fail not 

Youth's Department. 


Dear Yottnj Jieaders : Here I 
am lor the first time wilh ])en inliaml, 
to t'-ll you sometliine:, wiiicli wp hope 
will not lie inadmissable, about .leeus, 
as tliia name wo know, stmutls swuet 
to you. A long timoaj^o, nvyr ISOG 
years, in tlie days of Herod, who wns 
a King, Jesus was horn in Bfthleheni 

llu- work was still not ilone, He had Then K-i Us trust in .lesas, and abide' ofJudea, not a ricli, tYsliiouaMc town 

liut pour peiiple Hvecl there. For this 
reason the rich Jews refused tn receive 
Jisus as lieiug tlie Savior. Jesus' pa- 
rents went up to liothleheni for a cer- 
tain piirposcand while there Jesus was 

to be buried and rose a^^ain fioni the under bis wing; fix our treasure in 
de^d tlie third day, aeeordinj^ to the' Heaven, and scenrc that rich inheri- 
Brriptnrc, wliieli we find rhat lie did, lanee, that iuvalurtl)Ie pri/.c, thn'. 
''Wherol' He has given as?uraure nnlo brilliant erowu, that xrue itindcin, 
all men in that He has raised lliui that S( arkling gom, iluit will dec'.; 

bnrn, and as llierc wr^s r-.o rnoiii f,>r 
llicm in »he inn, they were ciiupelU'd 
to by Him in a manger, a place hi 
\vbi(;h horiiCS are fed. Dear children, 
think how p'lor l!iey must have been, 
no inniiey to gel a b-jd to hiy him on, 
or friends toatiniiuisler tn their wrints. 
Think of this dear yonui; friends, ycu 
who liavegood warm clotiicBund beds, 
and friends lo care of you. About 
ibis time, King Herod wanted to kill 
Jesus und lo accompJisli this, he sint 
forth his armies and slew all llje chil- 
dren that were in Betiilebeni and in 
all ihe surrounding country, thinking 
that by this, be would kill Jesus. 
But tlie angel of the LonI appeared lo 
Jo-eph, lliF father of Jest,s, and told 
him of jltrotl's work and that they 
must take Jesus and go to K^ypt an- 
ollicr eoUMiry, which llicydJd. So dear 
young reader, if you luve Jesus, he 
will lead you out of all dilTiculties, 
yes, it tlie adversary tries lo pursnade 
you that it is no harm to put on fasli- 
ionable things remember liie story of 
Jcsns, how poiu-, how despised he was 
by the fashionable, and that to be 
followers of him you must Le plain, 
though the ricli may laugh at you, 
Jesus was laughed at und was mocks 
ed. So Herod was dercatevi,aud when 
Je-sus arrived at the a^o of alxuit ^0 
^errs, be was baplized of John, a man 
who "was sent from God,'' in the riv- 
er of Jordan. Then he went up into 
a mountain and stayed there forty 
days fating nothing, when the adver- 
sary came and taunted him. Here in 
an important lesson to be learned 
from ibis. Jesus was bungiy when 
the tempter came to hini. Then he 
tlioiight wouhl b*; the best time to 
tempt him, he said, ''if ibou le the 
sou of G'.id, command this stone to be 
matle bread." But Christ met him 
with truth and said, "it is written 
thou shall not Hve by broad alone but 
by every word of Go.l."' Si> when sa- 
lon tempts you todo anything wrong, 
te'd him'you cannot do so for Christ 
tells you not to do so. When Clirist 
had ended his mission on earth, being 
taken by wicked men and put lo 
death and laid in the grave, the third 
tlay an angol came down and rolled a 
stone away fiom the mouth of the 
tomb, which had been placed thereby 
the JcA"s, and Jesus came forth, con- 
tinued fort^ days, and then went up 
to heaven in a cloud, and now be i» 
there, preparing a place for you, and 
if you love and obey Jesus, when you 
die you will go to him, and be happy 
forever. J. M. Wi:r,!.s. 

You can iiavcr catch tlie word 
ihut has once gjne ont of your lips- 
Ouce spokei:, it is out of your icach ; 

, try your best, you Ciii never recall it. 

j Therefore, take care what you say. 
Never sjcuk an unkind word, an 

[ imparc word, a profiue word. 



jl lifjiorUr i> wanted from emry Chuirh 
{nthe brotherhood to send us Church news. 
OWii'i'"'^''* Ann'tunrentents or nnythinrj that 
iritlbf '^ff}^'^'^''"^ "*'*''**'■ ^" ^'^"'"'^ '"'•T- 
lim ?flr irri.Vra »««*« m«s( accompany each 
f,j„i'miiiii^aii'on. Our in citation I'a not per- 
loniil 6"' generai—pkaas respond to our call. 

Jkdiax Creric Chuhch, 
Newton Co., Mo. 

Yi'c i.ive tlii' as an item of Iiistoiy as it 
seemsTroiii ivbat knowledge! we liavi' of 
tliu Drticiat'.iiii EUifi^, tliat this i3 tlic tirst 
I,nvelVM>t lit'M by tlie "CongreKalioiial 
Bretlireii." We are pleased to Icrtrii that 
in Uifir <'!tler Iticre is no very giciit dcviii- 
tioa mill tlie propsr efforts will bfi 
made i<' nffvct a union. We should by no 
menm divide on such small dift'eicnces. 

Dear PUgrim Brethrtn and Friends: 
A-i tlii'i-e has not been uny report yet 
tmm lliis little CliUfch, I have con- 
iiliuled to give ynii a short nne iiiv- 
velf, that tiie many roaJers oftliis val- 
inble jiapLT may know that wc are yet 
nlive, ami still have tlie prlvil^^ge of 
obi'vintr iiigh iicaven hy practieinj; 
tlicsc most SiicreJ principles and ordi- 
nances liandod down to in by GotI 
tliroiigli his S )n Jesus Ciirist which 
was, and is to be practiced while iho 
world stand'*. 

On the evening of t'le lOth of Nov., 
tliis little body assembled to wash 
feet ami to pirtako of tlie bre;id :ind 
wine, the enibleins of Christ's broken 
body, assisted by those dear Kldcra, 
sonir^ coming two hundred miles. 
Tli'Hc who libr>red with iis during 
till! meeting were Ehlera DiiiicI a-i 1 
Fr;inl(Iin Hendricks of Jasper C ». ; 
EldiT Isfrn (iipson -'f Cater co., ^^o., 
and Elders IIo,)pingand C. Shank of 
Liwrence, Kansas. The day was 
pvssel in preaching the word, exhort- 
iii!^ ninl prayer. In the evening, all 
thing- l)LMng ready, supper being serv- 
ed the brethren and sisters .surruunde*! 
the lible. making one link as wp were 
huplizid in one l)ody, perfectly joiried 
Ingether. The minister, on ruiding 
the I;ith cha(). of John, coming to the 
4tli verse, Elder Gipson arose from 
Slipper, layed aside his garments and 
girdeij hiiuseU with a tovvel, after (hat 
ptiured water in a basin and washed 
his brother's feet and wiped then with 
llie lort-el wherewith be was 
'" the table. ¥.i.v\\ two and 
two washed and wiped each others 
I'JL't. Alter en lioi; iliis urdinance.ate 
tiesiippuc, but while some did eat, 
the minift,.,- took the bread and bless- 
ed it and bmke it with liis brother, 
alter that e«ch two broke the bread be- 
Jween eaeh other, so on around the ta- 
'J't^.c>nsequently this ordinance was 
perturmed. In like manner be took 

heciip, g.ivoit to his brother, after 
lliat two and two supped together, on 
f>'""d the table, serving alike to 
orother and Mster, as we cannot read 
"' bnt one cup being used. See Mark 
2- \i.-'^- l^^rst Corin.hiansll: 
!''■," ''=*t a glorious privilige this 
. Ihnt we can obev ihe Savior in per- 

ormi,,;, these com'mundments? How 

'^PP.v It makes us feel, when we obev 
Mvs .Iv'"''/''' our duty? Christ 
ap '.v^'-' "low these tliiii>;s happy 
J« ye if yen do them." H: ve keep 
> coraniuMdment^ye shall abide in 
J" '^ve, even as X have kept r.iy 

Kaiber's commandments and abide in 
his love. John 15: 10. Then if we 
strictly obey these commandments, we 
are a Ight to (he world oven as Christ 
says, "I am come a light into the 
world that whosoever believeth on 
me shall not be in darkness." Then 
dear young re.adt^'s let us ever stick to 
the w(ird and sliow *^mr light by our 
works. Never shall f forget the or- 
der thut was manifested at our little 
meeting in performing these ordinan- 
ces. The world aynipatbized with us 
and said we were rigiit. Bear with 
me dear readers for being tedious in 
stating to you our little mooting, for I 
wou il have you to know that we 
practic'i down here what we read. 

As I promised that my letter would 
be short [ trust yon will bear with 
these few r< marks. Mny God still i 
;idd su':ii blessings as we daily receive. 
From a young pilgrim. 

N. DicB. 

Brother Braii}Ji<vijjh: — I take the 
present opportunity to give you some 
church news for your worthy Pli,- 
oltlM. Our church district was or- 
ganized in June 1857, known as the 
Coblwater Ciiurch,and left in Cire 
of Elder Philip Moss who died in a 
few years after. Then We were left 
for some time without a shepherd, 
but the Lord protectcl the little flock, 
and some time after, others were 
elected to the ministry and placed in 
his steid, and the churc^i slowly in- 
(Treas.'il from time to time over a 
large terrilo y until of late, it was 
thought nere-'isary, for the sake of 
convenience and that there might be 
made a more extensive |jromalgation 
of the Gospel, to make a division and 
form two sub districts, whijh was 
fully established and ralilied on last 
Silurday at our council meeting heh! 
for that purpose, by the assistance 
of Polders K. K., and Henjamin 
Beeghly of \Vaterloo Church, The 
newly organized district was then 
cilled U )ck: Grovo district, with one 
, minister, W. J. II IJauman, whu 
was in ll e secon i degree of the min- 
istry. The church then thought it 
necessary to hold an election and the 
result was tli;it Bros, H. N. Tjine and 
I'liilip Workman weie chosen to the 
ministry and brother W. J. II. Bau- 
mau promoted to the office of bishop 
10 take the oversight of that district, 
while the writer lias the charge of the 
original district as above named, with 
tlie assis'ance of bis c >-lai)orers in the 
Word, Bros. Brnjamin Ellis, J. E. 
Eikenbeny and T. U. Talihelm. 

Xow as tlie ]jord has prospered us, 
notwithstanding the many i:npcdi- 
menis that were thro^vn iit the way 
by tlie enemv of souls, we trust that 
God wdl still bless na, and that we 
will ail go forth as hold soldiers of 
the cross in leltiog our light shine, 
and adorning ourselves with meek- 
ness an'l Goilly fear, for in so doing 
we may be able to advance the ICing- 
dnm ot II's dear son, our Lord Jesus 
Christ. By the way, 1 will further 
Har that our meeting-house that we 
have in progress is no.v stopped, as 
the cold weather cjmc on before the 
ina-oii work was conij)!eted. It is 
all done up to the gable ends and I 
expect will luve i'> stand s> until 
Spring. Now as we arc all helpless, 

needy creatnros wo desire the prayers 
of all's children, especially may 
those of nur young in the ministrv be 
willing to take up li.e cross and la. 
bor for the Master's Kingdom is my 
prayer. J. E. EiKENumtuv. 

Greene, loim. 

Brother IIcnr>/: — I, in company 
with Bfo. Joseph Snowbergtr, started 
on the morning of ilie 7th of Doc, on 
a mission of love to the brethren, si.s- 
ters and friends in Bedford Co. Pu., 
met on the train at Cove Station. 
Slopped off at Bloody Una — was 
there nut by brother I-^aac Uitchy and 
conveyed to his liouse on Clear Kidgc 
and in I he evening went to the Clear- 
ville .Meeting bouse, had a good 
metling. After meeting went iiome 
with Bio. Kitchy. Next dav, had 
niCL'ting again at 10 o'clock, also in 
the evening. Those meetings were 
well attended, good order and con- 
siderable interest manifested, After 
meeting in the evening, went borne 
with friend Piiilip Ciriibb and was 
kindly entertained. Next morning, 
friend Grubb took us on bis spring- 
wagon to friend Ilinios Grubb. In 
the eveiiiog, walked about three 
miles to the Werner school house, 
rather small congregation, weather 
disagreeable. After meeting, went 
home with friend James Grove and 
was kindly entertained by the fmiily, 
much love and kindness manifested 
to us — have some reason to believe 
that they are not far from the King- 
dom, in the evening, friend Grove 
accompanied us some three miles to 
the Clearviile meeting- bouse, were 
reipiested, by different persons, to 
speak on the subject of bapti-^m that 
evening, which wc did as the Lord 
gave us ability. This wus our last 
meeting at Clearville. After meeting 
went botne with brother dobn Smilli, 
was well enteriaiued. Next evening, 
be and his wife and sons took us to 
the Clear Creek school-house full 
house and good meeiing. After meet- 
ing, went home with brother Jacob 
Liugenielter, well careil for. Next 
morning, went to Snake Spring Val- 
ley, had two meetings, lU o'jjock ami 
evening. Next morning walked 
acroi^s the mountain, about seven 
miles, to KIder Steel'a congregation, 
had four meering.-., well attended and 
much interest manifested. On Mon- 
ilay morning we were taken to the 
funeral of old brother Frederick 
Oaks. Preached his funeral and re- 
turned bon:e about four o'clock, 
found all well. We have great cause 
to be thankful to the good Lord for 
his protecting care exercised over us, 
while Oil this mii^siou of love. 

John W. Bni;MBAUGH. 

Clover Greek, IV. 

■ 1^1 ■ 

Doc. 8th, 1872 ) 
Dear Fdf/ri,n : — I had thought 
not togive an aCMUQl of our ra-'cting 
at 80 late & date, but as church new* 
is inter«iting, I have coocbidod to give 
a short Bketi:h of oar meeting. 

On the evening of the l*2th of Octo- 
ber, the brethren asicmbled at our 
meeiing house, Sbiloli church, to at- 
tend to the orJiua,nciJi of the Lord's 

house. The wiinistering brethren 
present were Martin Cusner ami \Vm. 
George from Grant Co, VV. Va., nnd 
Solomon Buckalew and '/,. Anion from 
Preston Co , \V. Va., and others. 
Meeting opened by Bro. M. Cosner. 
Preachmg by Bro. Wm. George to a 
large c -ncourse of people. Good at- 
tention to the word prciichcd. Follow- 
ed by Bro. .M. Cosner and Solomon 
Buckalew, with very appropriate re- 
marks, after which the people wore dis- 
missed for a short time. Assembled 
again by singing, tlm brethren and 
sisters seating themselves around the 
table to engage in the most solemn 
thing belonging to the house of God. 
It is a solemn thing indeed to engage 
in these things, knowing that we must 
give account to him, the judge of<iuick 
and dead. We are truly glad to say 
that we bad the best order manifest el 
at this meeting for several years. Next 
day, met again foi preaching at II o'- 
clock. Sermon by B;o. Solomon Buck- 
alew, to which good atiention was giv- 
en. Discourse from the following text : 
'■Watch and prayalways that ye may 
be counted worthy to escape idl there 
things whieli shall conic to pass and 
to stand before the Son of man." One 
biptised on Sunday. May tlio L^id 
help ns to livoin ihu future more cju- 
lormcd to his will, so if we niijot no 
more upon carlh, wc may meet in ihe 
Celestial City where parting will b^no 

J. U, Wells. 


^o^ ;JULh, 1872. f 
Denr I'lli^run: — I can not give 
you any church news, as most of the 
brethren can, but 1 love to read it, 
and that is the only comfort we have. 
We bive not seen any of our niini«- 
tertng brethicn in this state yet, but 
we hope to live, to sec the day, that 
' the Brethren may fulfill the com- 
mand in this place, which onr S.ivior 
gave to His Apostles, on the mouu^ 
lain, "Go ye therefore, and loach alt 
I nations, baptizing ihem in the name 
: of the Father, and of the Son, ami 
of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to 
oWrve all things whatsoever I have 
ro nnuuuled you", as we helieve the 
|)eop!e here In this connlry, are not 
taught to observe all the comtnmds. 
I hope a:iil trust, that some cf the 
brethren will come and teach the gos- 
pel in its purity. We would he very 
thankful, lo have some of the minis- 
tering brethren coin; and hold meet- 
ings here. Yours in Christ. 

Muses Moist. 

Dear Brethren aud >Sister:s : — On 
Sabbath morning, Nov. lOtb, amid 
the indcmency of the weather, wo felt 
very desirous of meeting with God's 
people in the Sanctuary, and after 
reacbihg there Ibuod, much to our 
surprise, that Bro. Daniel Snowbergcr 
of New Knterprise, Pa., would addrciS 
us. After reading part of the 4th 
chapUr of 2d Timothy, he selectcJ fur 
his text these words, "I'rc.ich the 
Word." Wo nevor had muvih of an 
opp-:)rtunity of hearing Bro. S. preach, 
but we were deeply impressed with his 
sermon. By this text we understand 
that the whjis Word of Gol U to bo 



prcnclied. This tlic Brn. Um\ to 
hold forth in its triio light. \Vc arc 
lilt to take ;i p:irt uf thd W()rd,_ftn<l 
preaeli ami pnutie if, uiul CJiin'.iler 
a p.irt not In Ijeoljservctl ;iinl obi-yeii 
})V HS. Only a Hijort liin': iitj" wo 
WLTu (;niiV(Tsin^ upon (lie Bul)j<?(;t of 
KcL't-vvfuhini^ \v\h:u it was (olii u-< 
tliut OlnixLoniy wiwlicd Ills <li«<'iplc» 
ft;ot to hIiow liis lininility, nnd ii' jvu 
i)n\Y a'hu>iv/fi/f/c lU'in linniilily ormir 
Suvloi', il is iifit nrt.cj-Miry tiint »i'(r 
perform tlic lU'Hon. Wo//'> (U-hiowl- 
fdfjfr that dw'iM Hhowii'i \m Inirnility 
by wiidliini; liis ItrtMliren'H fi-cl, lull it' 
J Sivy 1 CUM Ik: liiinitih* ciiongli U> 
wash my sistcrw feet, (.-an any one Ijc- 
jiuvfl it until I ixMlIy «li'>w my Iiu- 
niility l»y ptTfonnint; tlu; iic-tion? 
Urnlly not. The ci-rrnoii wn** ronclii 
(led by James A. .Sell. JJr.itliur 
S. piTaelu'ii in a wcIiomI Iiuiihu ut i'wtt 
ol Tun in llie v\\: l-'i'llowinj; Sab- 
baili, November Jll:li, Hro. (i. Myers 
!i(]'li'e>iS((l MS nt tlie 8(!l)oiiI-li()nHU at 
KMoiMtlo (Votn .lolin 1;I3. *'\Vhii:h 
were bn'n," itc Lei us ili]i;;enlly 
Htrive tlie irlii^ion of" (Jhi-JMt ikil 
\vi' may not be '•biiin of tlie will ol 
tlie fle.-tli, nor of the uill of rnfln, but 
or(ito(l." lict US not give hct-'d to 
■ perveiflLMloelrIii';l)Ul follow the wonU 
ini'l exnmpl'S ot' ('hri^l. that we may 
not be fniri'l Kuilly ofl'iilin;; in one 
point, and that we may win Ihc erusvn 
"f glory iiuil Hit III God'.f right ha;id 

"'Tw'iM not 1)1' loiiy our jomiipy Iiovc, 
KiLuli broken ^i|;h and rnUini; tear ; 
H'iU Hoon lie Kunc, and till wilt be 
A cloiuIloBH sliy, a irmvi-lenii «eii." 

10. U. Stii-'mcu. 

J)i(ir Jiirthirn : — I will write a 
low lima for t!in l*ni(j»l>f. JJrothor 
S. a Slierfy and I visind tlic breth* 
ren und frio.ids in Washington Co., 
Va. W'v endeavored to prcneli to 
iheoi the Word ol' the Ljr.l ii few 
dajiB, hud Home c^'O-l inoetings with 
these kind fiiumU. Theneo we we it 
to Ash (' )., North (Jurolina. We 
fuiind there a number of brethren, 
K'.ster.H and rcliuions, and also kind 
frie.ids. \Vn preached tliu bust we 
enuld by the help of the Lord, live or 
rtix (?ay^. \\"c hud jiomI congregu- 
liooB und good altenii.-n to llie word 
prcauht'd. The L'ird opened the 
henris of !*ome, 80 (bat they brought 
forth fruits meet for ropontanee, and 
ghully received the M'o;d nnd were 
baptized in llie likeness ol'the death 
oftboS,>n ulCiod, and otiiers nnido 
oppiieation. We bade fare<\ell to 
tl.o-it kind friends with tears, hojiing 
tlnil we will meet them a^jiin by and 
by. We set out f r houie, came by 
the way uf Taylersvllie in dohnson 
<^o., Tenu , — had a good meeting 
liere, then >\e eame again by the way 
f»f Wusliinglon Va., Iield a (.\nnmun- 
ion meeting with ihe luvthren nnd 
Miters ; — a very large ondieneo im 
SiUurdoy night and also on the Sab- 
bath. \N'o then e;\me ho ne and found 
all well — had a bui>py meeling wiili 
tie laniily. Thank the Lnd for the 
bW^iig. May ilie graee ufCjo I und 
the (.'oninumion of the Holy Spirit 
rtht ni on all tl.e Israel of (iod U onr 
desire nnd prayer. 

Hkmsy Oarst. 
1 luuutsvitlfj 'Inm. 

I /Owl E<!iti)r.K—\X\i\\ this \ve^eild 
I (he names of onr patrons, to your 
i worthy paper for the coming year 
i We however PXjjcct yet to add a ^ew 
I more names to the li^t. The Prir.rtiM 
j meeirt with a warm recc;>li')n with 
' lis, and we fmdly hojie that it n ay 
I ftill ciM'inue in a niaoner that It 
! may merit sucli patmnngc. 

Our pL'riodicals will aid us in per- 
f-Mining onr dntios, if they give 
evidtmco to tlie wisdom that James 
8peak« of as bi'ing "iirst jiure, tlion 
pcic-able, gentle, easy to 1)0 onlreal- 
e I, fidl of mercy a-id good fruits, 
williniit partiality and without hy- 
poei'isy," We 'do Ibink that the 
chaiaclor of the eiit(n-i:il laburs in 
the church has much to do tlie 
iioioii nod lovi; that prevails in the 
<linich. An Ldiior suKlains Viiy 
mneii the sam.i rclatio.i lo his reid- 
er-i, that the mini-ti-r does t'l Irs 
congregation. Every thought or 
sentiment ihat he edits lie is to some 
("xtent, R iwing that in the hcirls uf 
hrt< readers; tie.iec it very CJrcIn- 
sively follows, fliat [.nhlishcd nut- 
ivv fhould be " luire." 

TIr? riames « u en-dnse are from the 
wC'it branch of the old Rome con^re- 
giit'on, under tiie eldjiship of Jiro. 
.1. I'. KberM)lc. We have a coluny 
o( about tliirty-fivo nie:nbors, a eon- 
venicot house in wiiicii «e meet, 
every alternate Sabhath in humble 
woj'liip — have had nine acLesdons 
during the summer. Yours in love. 
I. T. Ho.-^i-:xin-:uoER. 
(i(U>o(i, Ohio. 

JX tw Kd'\toi\s : - — Being at Ipisui;c 
this afiernoon, 1 came to think (-ver 
the past and luund that we could have 
improved i( b^'tler, and which is lost, 
thciolore we should improve our lime 
ami spend {-very monunt for «ome 
good eau-'e since "(lod so loved the 
world that He gave His only begot- 
ten Son that whosoever belicvelh on 
Him should have cverlisting life." 
My dear brethren and sisters in the 
lailb, what great love God has inani- 
fewled unto ns. As the apostle says, 
"iSehnld what manner of love the 
Kutlier hath bestowed <ipon us that 
we hlialll be called tl.e children 
of God." Now since the grace of 
(lod has appeared unto all men, and 
ble?)sed us with everything to make 
onr bodies comfortable, also with a 
knowledge lo serve lllin in His own 
appointed wa_\s. Let ns try to live 
faithful, improve our lime by serv- 
ing the Lord in love and sincerity 
that we may be prepared to follow the 
>aini8 who have gone to their glori- 
ous reward. 

The brethr-^n of tlie Codorns 
Chnreh, York C\>., Pa., have built a 
meeting bouse this pa-st Summer and 
Fall which is now liuisbed. It is 70 
feet long by -10 wide. We bad Ihe 
iirst meeting in it on file 1 4th of Dee. 
Saturday evening, Sunday forenoon 
and hi the evening, li.'os. Charles 
U>yer and John 1/. Beaver of Union 
Co,, )*a., were piesent during onr 
meeting, preaching to ns that glorious 
gospel of Jesus Christ, which Paul 
was not ashamed of, wliich ij the 
[lower of 3od unto salvatitin. Our 
meetings weie weK attendel, on Snn- 
ilay evening ihe house was quite foil 
»f dear blood bought souls, lls;ening 
to 1U9 Word pieaclKn! by the brclli- 
ren. Nhw it have its effect through 

the grace of the Lord is my ]»rayer. 

On Monday the l6'.h ihc brethren 
left the vicinity of J,f p:insville atid 
went with Bro. Jaeul) Stiambager to 
Md., filling a few appnititnieiits there, 
they then left for (he Upper CodorUS 
Church where they ended their jonr- 
iiey wlilch they dii! (mi the S^^il ami 
(hen left for their respective honns. 
May God reward tlicir labors with 
the crown of life. 

CiiiiisTiA.N' Nkss. 

Jj(>gnnsv''Vi-, I'd. 

Dear y%r?*/w:— This ar.m of the 
ehuich is moving a!oog slowly. 
There has be?n three nddtd 10 the 
rlinreii by baptlsin, in tiie last year, 
and five by iettL-r. Tliore is a largv 
field in this C'jnn(rv,for (he dissemi- 
nating of tUe bread of lif'. When 
I liearof .s!> many mitustcriuj; broih- 
ren Ka-t, that travel mo-tly among 
large congregations, it makes me 
wonder why it is so. Breihreu 
come out West among the setttered 
brethren, and labor for the cause ; 
you cau do mnch good. When 
traveling; ibroiigh this country, give 
us a call, as this is a good CDimtry, 
and re om for all that wish a home. 
Benjamin Basiioh. 

W/olf.^nl/c, Mo. 


LYNCH.—— Oetiber lOth, A. D. 
1873 at 7 A. M. l>y tlie inirici*sij;ne(l at 
His residi-nci.' Mr. Iliibcrt Lyiicli to sister 
MiU-y Ellen Mash. 

nOLLINGER,—SnA>Mv. -December 12th 
A. D. 1S72 !it. 13 at noon, by the ssiine, at 
the re.-iidencp ft' the brulos parentis, Bro. 
John Eiiwiinl. son of Uvn. .Jacob Ilolling- 
er to sister Mary Catlmruie, chmghtLT of 
Bio. ilartiu Shank. 

CIIOICK.— STOUT.— On the same day at 
3 P. ]M. at the resUleuco of the brides par- 
ents, Willson Klink, son of Uro. Cio'is- 
tiaii Choick, to Mi5R Elizabetli, dau[;btcr 
of Bro. Michael Stout, all of lTp,,cr 
Crmberlaiul Distriut. 

Daniel noLT.iNOEit. 

SNELL.— PALMER.— On Ihe 1st day of 
Jiinitary 1873, by the umlcrsitjned at the 
honsc of brotbc'i- .Toscpli Glick, brother 
Solomnu G. N. Snell; of Ttockingham 
Co., Va.. to sister .\cbab Cdioliae Pal- 
mer, of IIoU Co., Mo, 

A. J, ConitKi.L. 

BUnK"ET.— NEARIIOOF.-By the under- 
feigned at the residenee of the bride's par 
ents, Januiry 2d, 1873, Mr. \ViIllnni 
Burket lo Jliss EUy Neavhoof, both of 
Warriorsinark Valley, Huntiiijikoa Co., 
Pa. William H. Qiunn. 

vid Goodyear, at the house of the hridc'.s 
parents, Dec 2i)th, 187.J. brother Georije 
Sbiilhower to sister Surali Spriuger, all of 
Cumberland Co., Pa. 


ZIJIMEA'MAN— In the Moaco district. Au 

Kustji Co., Va.. Nov. 4th. 1873, ayed 78 

years 5 nionllis and 2S days. Funeral 

from Psalms, ?.C, : i), by Eld .Tacob Them- 

as and friend Joha Weaver. 

Bro. Zimmennau loaves a widow and '( 

chihlrrn to mourn their Iok.", bill we hope 

their loss will bo his eternal gain. lie was a 

faithful member. No matter how ctild the 

weather, bis seat was never found vacant 

in the chuivh though he was a cripple, lie 

has now gone to bis reward. 

Jacok Zeigleu. 
SniVELY.— Ill the middle fork of Wild 
Cat Church, riintou countv. Ind, No- 
vcmb<T3 1872. bnithor .Tacob SJiivcly. 
ascd G7 years, 3 mouths and 31 day's. 
Disease, luug fever, only fnur days ^ick. 
lie has been a tieacou in ihie church for 
many years. Funeral services iuiprnvd 
by the brethren bvm 1 Tbes. 4 : 13-18. 

DAILY— At the i-esidenee of bis son., 
law, George How, in Simimit uoati' 
Ohio, after an i'.lursR of (t days, faiji. 
Ilcuu-y Daily, on the 14lh d.»y of Octo!.- 
1872, aged 81) years, i) mouths and 1 li,,, 
He wa.s forn:erly a citizen of Blair coin,' 
Pa. His dwelling was on Clover Crcck- 
Kaid county. IIi^ leaves H childioa to moii[., 
bis loss, 4 sons and 1 daughter. He was ;, 
memlier of the Proibylerian church. F,iii 
cral services by the brethren Henry jj,,, 
vantz and Wm. A. Munay. 
SELLERS.— December 7ih. A. I>, 1872. j,, 
the Lower White Oak clanch Lanoiist. 
Co.. Pa., sister Amanda. wif« of hrolli.; 
Peter Sellers, agfd 48 years.l moutiv m .1 
(i days. 

She sntTered mui-'h wliich she bore wi; 
chiistian patience, and when she felt tli.,: 
the time of her departure was at hand A 
made choice of Elder Bro. D.ivid (Javln( :. 
Benjaniiu Eby and Ihe wiiler to pn-ii, ; 
at her funeral. She then fully resign.: 
herself ro the will of the Lord and. ia ]. 
dying moments she left the strongest (m 
I (lenco of a gloriouK immortality, M; 
leaves a husband and four daughters 1 
mourn their loss which is to her. gir 
1 gain. This family could ^c;lre^^ly hcrcd , 
' cited were it not for the words of the Apos 
tie 2d Cor. 7 : 10, 'sincv- the tics of nature 
are broKen," Ac. On the Olh her remaius 
were fuUowed to their last resting place nl 
Brethieu'a Slceting-Iinuse near Jlauliciiie 
(said Co.) by a large concourse whoiunaru- 
cd the loss. An affectionate wife, a kind 
mother, a consistent and pniiscwoitliy 
luemher has gone to her rest. Faueral ser- 
vices fr-mi 2 Cor. 4 : 17-18 and ."i : 1 hy lliu 
Aforesaid brethren. 

D.VNIl^L (lol.LINOEll. 

MILLER — Tn the Siignrcreek church, Al- 
len Co., Ohio, Dec. 23 1S72. our luudi es- 
teemed sistLT, Polly Miller, consort of 
E!d»r Daniel Miller, niXtd HI years, H 
months and 8 days. 

Thus lias passed away a mother in Isrnel, 
leaving a vacancy in the church and faintly 
circle that cannot be filled. Her lungs wen; 
diseased for some years. Since early last 
Spring she was mostly cnufinedto the rooui, 
and the last two months to her bed. 3!ic 
bore her ailliction with christian forlitutk'. 
and in obedience to the demand of the apos 
tie. called for tlic elders of the chuvch fliul 
was anointed in the inane of the Lord. I» 
the nioruing of her departure, she address- 
ed her youngest sons and said they were 
here and she was going to a better world— 
told them to obey their father and like- 
wis', called for other of tlic family and gave 
them the instruction of a cluistiun unlbcr 
and closed her eyes In death. 

Funeral discourse to a large alteiiiivc 
congregation, fniin Phil. 1 .■ 21. 

Dakjei. BnowEU. 

[6'"//tjt(';itft/( aiul Vi.'iilor please copy] 

SNAP.— Ou the 1st day of DeciMiibrr 1HT3. 
Mary Eliza, dauirhter of friend l^iimi'l 
and EUzabedi t^nap. Aged just ;J yfir' 
Funeral preached livM. Swoni;in-!iiid lii'' 
writer from Job 19 :'21, and Matthew W- 
8. J. L. FniuiK. 

HUDDLESTONE.— In the town of E!!=^- 
I woilli. Pierce Co., Wisconsin, Wilh:!!" 
. Windom, infant son of brollier A. Liidni-'- 

ter Mary Huddlestoae Scitiend)ei l^^t" 

1872, aged 1 year 3 months and 3 •l''-'^ 
I Of the same parents Ida Luella Huddles- 

Urn, October 21st, 1873. aged 2 ye us. " 
; 22 days. Funeral by the write 1 i ""J 

James 4th eliap., latter clause ol 1"' 
1 verso. 

I Pai-outs, weep not Inr yonrlitth- I''-"^ " 
' their eternal gain. 

Yes they arc gone, do not distrust, 
; But uiCL-kly to his wisdun bnv. 

He's laid the loved ones in iii>-' dn^t. 
i Willi angel spiiiti rcaliu.j[ m^^^"- 

I Wm. H. Hovh\ 



r« V« • ""*■ l>^l"ve(l sister Kaiiny. 
c'iinst-i'l of Samuel Millov, November 17ih 

Ilcrn-""*""* "■•'"' *-^'*^*" *° ^'"^ Viilley 

, ,j„„.|ioii&P wlicip tht' fiiuoriil oiTdsioii 

- ^d-vcil 'ly I*'"" ^'^^'' ^''"'^•''' ■■""* otiicr.s 

to n lii''-'' C""5'"^'fJ"*'""- ®''^' ''-'=^*'^s 11 hus- 

bii.(l iimltl"'PS cliildien nnd ;jranil-cliililreii 

d 111 i5iy I'lic^'l^ lu ini)i:i-n tlioir loss. But 

B> vcus months and 10 diiys. 

S. N. Wise. 
oc-i T, —Iiithfi WUow Creek Uraiich Bed- 
ior'!' Ce, Prt., May a',, 1873, bister Sii- 
i„ I{a"^arit;p, dnuirliicr of brollicr John 
mil slaier Siisaa Sell, alK-r au illness of 
imly seven d:iys. Sim was scasiblo to tlio 
)iisl, aud was resisnyi to llic will of tlic 
Lord and witlinul a ui;u'muu' or coin- 
plHint peacefully passed from earth 

Slie loaves a sorrowing husband aud Ihrnc 
little ciiiUlren, and a lar^'e circlo of friunds 
to mourn bei' untimely depitrlure. Tlie lit- 
tle diildroii n )W loose Ihu kind care of a 
lovias mol'iPi". which thyy s) muoli need 
iQ this CJld nnd sinful world, hut we hope 
llie LjM will priimle for tlipm, and direct 
ibcmiiito the paths of piety. 

Funeral services by the brethren from 

Hel). 13: 14. Jas. A. Sell. 

ZIGLEU— Dee. 28th, 1873, near AVatRr- 

siJe. iJediord Co., I'a,, Aaron Zi;jlcr, son 

of brollier Jacob and sister Mary Zigler, 

A^cd 29 years, 8 months and 7 days. 

Thud another younj; man liad to leave 

without obtaining; what he, nn<loubtin^ly, 

ile.sircd, as lie had to go (pute unexpceleil- 

ly. Sliould servo as a warning; to olliers in 

like ciremnstances. He was a quiet yonn^ 

u'ao wlio never associating with bad coni- 

paiiy,fiildieU?d lo reading, leaviug ouecliild 

inula discousohitc widow to mourn tlioir 

loss. He was inanied by the writer jnst 

."> days less tlian 4 years ago. Funeral oc- 

cisioa from Hcb. U : 2 to a large amlicnco 

by the writer. Leosahij Fuuky. 

WARNEU.— Near Salem, Montgomery 
county, Oliio, Nov. 28lh, 187^, our much 
respecteil friend, Aaron, son of IJro. Ja- 
cob Warner, aged 3'J years and soni'j 

He leaves a companion and one little 
iliiu^'Iiler also a father and a stcp-niotlifir 
luid tinee sisters with many Irieiids to 
lauara !iis depaituie. i''niiL*ral s^ivicus by 
the ItretUrcn. 

WARNER.— Fell asleep in Jean.'*. Sunday 
morning, Dec. 22nd 187 J, in Salom cun- 
grcgalion, i\lontgomery Co., Ohio, onr 
inm-h pstecmfd lir.i. Oeu. Warner, born 
ia Bedford Co., Pa., aged 6^ years, I) 
nioullis and (J d;iys. 

lie leaves a son and a daughter ami six 
{ji-aud-children antl many friends to mourn 
lUeir los-*. Funeral occnsion improved by 
U. I);ivy and Jesse Stutsman from 2d Tim. 
Istclmp lUlli ver. 


MILLEl?.— Ill Ml. Union, //nntingdon co , 
Pa., Dpu. 2nd, 1273, our much" beloved 
brother Wm. :\lillcr, (.deaooul, a jc<l .jii yrs 
11 mo.*, and 3 days. services by 
■les. H. Hanawalt and uHilm <. Text, a. 
Kings; 23: 1. 

He w;is afllictcd for several months, but 
auielogo about most of the tim.-. The 
""'".iiiii^ befure ins death, had visitnl some 
"IS cliildrcn In town, and oame houio 
jf'I'ail 1 (.'clock, and sa'd :o lii.s wife ihat ho 
•a ^'"^ 'lueor. and lliun in a few moments 
'en Willi a siioko of apoplexy. Ho huller- 
eascauin^ly in ;ui nneonscions slate, and 
»i-e;itlii,l iiis iunt about 5 o'clock, p. ni. 
"n a-u i\ kirni widow, and ssven intelligout 
mu JiHcctionale <;hildren to mourn tliidr 
'J'ss. bat we believe tliuir loss was Irs grout 
k|ii:i. \\ e believe he left the fetrong.-st evi- 
Muiei! ni n g]„,.ir,„s inunorlaUty. Our !).'■ 
>vcd brotiicr gave tho slrouges-t i)ro,-»f of a 
"UgUuiuu Jesus; hig daily talk was ra- 
, f 'p.; !'> '"IS house and out of it; he read 
ivivH ,, ' ''^''i' ^" ''■'' *'i""'ly find his life c*st 
JVv ■[ """'"'• """' heavenly lustre that 
bive cvuUncy that there whs reality in tho 
co,p1''"V'J'^**"3. If space would admit, 1 
li'o iV'*^^ 1'^""^ '" P™"*" """ '''^ iieaveiily 
Sii.-i» if 'l*'=*'re was to bo buried at the 
Tj ' ° ","^ Meeiiiighouse, JUmin Co., Pa. 
tiop ''"!'■=" »*t "aid place was at the sra- 

The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAME3 CKEEZ, PA-, Jan- 14th. 1872- 

Z'W How TO semi money.-. All sums over 
$l.r)0, shonhl be sent either in a chock, 
draft or postal order. If neither of these 
can he oblaincd, liave tho letter registered. 

t^" WuEN Mdnev is sent, aUrttyn send 
with it the oanio and address of thoso who 
paid it. Write the names and post office a' 
plainly as possible. 

il^ EviCRY subscriber f )r 1S73, gets a 
IHlijHin Almamir. FllEB. 


HWuiting the arrival of tlio dscea.s^d 


With ample couvevanCfS. 

■ Tlicre seems to bo a time for evtry- 
tliiii;^ nnd niti m;;; thu [uuny things 
that gluMild l)c done now is that of 
gathering anliscribers for the Pil,- 
ouiM. Our ugeiitH, generally, are do- 
ing finely nnd lis.s are coiniug in en- 
ci>ura;;iiigly, but we still have room 
for a larg'j mnnbifi* more whlnii we 
feel coria,iit t-aa be obtained if our 
agents and friends will make a little 
greiiter efl'jrl. Our No. 1 ibi* 1873 
seems to give satisfaction everywhere 
and all tiiat is nccesi^ary to have a 
largely increased circulation, is to let 
it be seen. Brethren and sisters, try 
it. TaUe with you a copy of the Pil- 
grim and t!ie Pilgrim Almanac and 
see what you can do. Dj not wait 
on some person else, but try it your- 
self. It is true, times seem a little 
close and money scarce, but our terms 
I are so easy that all can read the PiL- 
■ GiiiM and [>ay for it. Those who do 
I not have the money now, let tiicm 
I send in their mimes and pay for it as 
I soon as t!»ey can. AU we ask of you 
; is, not to send us such names as you 
think will not pay at all. We can- 
! not ofl'ofd to send our paper free to 
I any nnle^-s they are really poor. For 
I such we do the very best wc can, and 
I ifsome of onr wealthy brethren would 
I aend lis :i little that they could spare 
j we woulil do milch more. Some are 
! doing nobly in sending the Pilgrim 
I as present's to sucli fricnd.s as they 
' think will apprcjiate the lUvor. Much 
I good has been accomplislied in this 
I way and we hojie that many more 
\ will take advantage of our libiiral of- 
! fer fur that i)nr])Oje. Itjmember, 
i when the PiLacnt is sent as a pres- 
j ent it costs only Sl.2o. Now bicth- 
j ron and sisters, let ns hear from you 
' and see what fan be done. There are 
, thonfiindi in the Cliurch, as well as 
I ont^idc of it, that would be benefitted 
i by reading the PiLfJRi.M. We are 
prdpar(iil lo accommodate, at least, 
: 1,0'JO with complete volumes and 
', AlmaiKtcSf so that none need fear that 
I ihey cinnot be supplied. Let us hear 
' fro.n you soon and lavorably. 

OiTR Adl^ressiso Machine is on 
hands and part of the li-t stt up, S) 
that some will have their mme.^ 
printed on tlicir jiapors this week, 
and in a sliort time wo cxj-ott to 
have them all ready. \Vc have the 
Ml-. Kairif-k Machine, t!ic best that 
is mu'lc^ and works like a charm, 
putting the names on as fa^t as tho 
papers can bo handled. Any of craft 
wishing a goi;d and cheap Address 
ing Machine should enquire of us or 
call and so.; it operate before pnivhas- 
ing any other. 

Marietta Nurseries. — Our read- 
ers will please notice the advertisement 
of this responsible firm. From this 
Nur.sery we bought our trees which arc 
now in bearing, and have, in every case, 
proved true to name which is quite an 
important feature in ordering trees The 
proprietors arc men of good standing 
and of known integrity, for whom our 
brethren can sell without risking iheir 
;oputation. Anyone wishing to enter 
a pleasant and profitable busincsi dur- 
ing the winter and spring, should write 
at once fur an agency. 

The Ptlgi'im Almaniu; is highly 
spoken of by ail who see it, aud are 
especially pleased with our improveJ 
"Ministerial IlocorJ." U'e still have 
a good supply and are wailing to 
give them Fuee to every eubs:ri!ier 
io.' 1S73. To some we may have 
sent two opies ; such would do us 
a favor by giving one tj some pi I'.^un 
who would be willing to take the 
Pilgrim. Rememb'r, we have none 
for sale. 

Tin: Ilcra'd of Truth says: Bro. 
B. Warkentin ot Russia, in company 
with Bro. Jacob Y. Shants of Borlin, 
Ont . made a trip to Manitoba, in Brit- 
ish America, north of Minesota, npon 
an invii;ition of the Canadian Govern- 
ment. They spent some two weeks 
there, after which Bro. SiianLs return- 
ed home and Bro. Warkentin remained 
in Summerfielil, 111., where he intentls 
to spend the winter. Heaoemsto have 
been pretty well pleased with the coun- 
tries in Manitoba. 

C'RITli'iSMS. — Bro. yiifer's article 
in No. AQ, jjage 387, has callo I forth 
a large number of eiitioisnis, but as 
it is suftieiciitly met by Bro, Gibbon 
in No. 1 for '73, we think It not 
profitable to Insert an}' more while 
we have such an abundance of other 
maUcr that may bo of givater in- 
terest. Tlie writers will please 

Thk B.M'TISm of J(dKi, wiioncc 
was it, fro.u heavea or of me i ? t^i- 

der the above heading, EUl. B. F. 
Mcnrnw promises to write a series 

of pap?i"a. The nr-.t | aper is before 
us and will appcir r.c.\t we.'k. Eld. 
M. is a sonnd ivasanor, and onr read- 
ers can exptct noniething worthy of 


Wi:ki;ly Pilurim sent together for 
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for tho PiLOUiM, by sending $2.00 
more can have th3 Phrcnologiail Jour- 
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A Pop visit. — \Vc, to-day, receiv- 
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J. F. O'ler, who manifests his nsnal 
life in the good ciuse. lie thinks that 
Waynesboro, his i)laoj of residence, 
Would be just the place for the PlL- 
(MtiM Oifioe. Had not James Creek 
such strong claims on us, we would 
certainly give the pluco a consideration. 

Hkhald of Truth— .is an interest- 
ing aud ably edited inonddy published 
by Juo. F. Funk i^' Bro., Elkhart, Ind., 
devoted to the interest of tho Menonite 
Church. I'ublishcd in English and 
German at $1.00 por year. 


Samuel Afohler, $\J)0; Jno Hoover. 
3.00; C F Wirt, 11.50; David Adams, 
1.50; S M (loughnour, 4.35; Andrew 
Beehtnl,0.50; dohn A Olemant, 9.00: 
J W Blanch, 135; Jas L Fitzgerald. 
1.25; Adam Applcmaii IG 35; Thos. 
B iMattocks, 3.U0; A S B^chtal, 1.50; 
II E B'jssennin, 0.00; John N Gripe, 
1.50; JacibMohler, 15.00; Emanuel 
Hoover, 1.50; Ella Williams, 150; J 
A Cline, 15 25; .In > Brown, 7.45; Ja- 
Musser,9 00; Fannie lIershbcrger,.*S10. 
Bjnj L:indis,1.50; IIenryGarber,15;00. 
Israel M B.-nnett, 1 5'); Elizi Brandt, 
1,50; Benj Kiser, 1 51); Isaac Garst. 
2.85; David Limg, 1.25; Jos Myers, 
1.25; Martin ('ampliell, 150; Annio 
ENead, 1.50; Rudolph Ilcig. rt, 1.50, 
.1 Blaucli, 1.25; J C C, 1 50; J Lich- 
tov, 1 50; J Bowers, 1.50; d Alcoran, 
3'25- [!iel llnnilion, 7 5'J; M Bcsh- 
oar, 9.50; Jac -h MoSler, l.GO; F P 
Lojhr, 1 00; Wm Fornj/, 150; Jng 
Ij B -aver, 5 75; Mary Kino.s', oOcts ; 
A Birnharf, 1.50; Louis i Happington, 
\.r)0; F Dove, 2 00; .! Garher, 150; 
Martin KIsjnhoar, 1.5f); -lohn 
75jts.; E JJ Shaver, H.25; J Mohlcr. 
2 50; d Bock, 3 50, J N Plank, 1.50; 
J C Iliclicr, 5.50; Philip Workman, 
1.25; Solomon Spangle, 1.50; Keolin 
Leonard, 1.25; J Kertz er, 1.00; .( B 
Tanz'^r, 4.50; New Bloomfield, 1 50: 
J U Lane, 12.00; II Runner, 4.50; 
Nancy Hehwartz, 1.00; Jos Saylor, 1.25; 
Jacjb Tro.xel, 1.25; M^iry, 1 50; 
Martin M hler 1.50; doaai [*rice. 
7. 58; Daniel Browcr, 11.75; D b'ogle- 
t-aiige", 7.50; Jaco!) Myers 1 25; Ja- 
cob llarnish, 1.50; .Fnsi;p!i Drury,2,75; 
John Cripe. 2.25; D Boi.sorman, 2 75; 
A L'jhr, s-., l.oO; II Biekmao, 7.50; 
Henry Suto;nin, 4.00; Jos Riiten, 
house, 28 50; Jas Gre.^?ui'-*kL', L50. 




A Ohurch Floor Oi7es Way. 

On CIiriHtinas irij^lit a coiigrrgation 
ufdirct' hiiiKlreil a<Iii!lfl atkI children 
were lioliliiij^ :i cclfhrntinn rii ii IJiip- 
tist ('iiiirch in the f-*-vfiitli ward of 
M*iIliauiS|)ort i'a. The flimr j^nve way 
and the whnlf: assfnihlaue was thrown 
inti) the cflNir liclow. The <iil lamps 
were hrokcii, and the chtirrh look 
(ire : the naniCH were sorm t'Xlin- 
fjiiishei, however. 'J*hei*cciic wjis for- 
riMe. r>y II p. m., all the hilled, 
fii'ircn ill niimbpr, were removed. 
Ahoiit iiOv ptTHons were injured, 
iomc falully. 

Floods. — PortIon« of (ho rountry 
in Leicester, Di-rhy and N'ot(inj;hum 
Knirhind, are siibnicriied from the 
late fl(i')f!H. In some fCL-lidnt* ol' tlic-se 
CdunlicH the (o;i8 ol' Irce.* and hcdj^cs 
(inly .'ire visible. A heavy landslide 
li:is niTurred near Dover. Oominn'- 
nicalidtiH \vitli (liiit town are inler- 
1 upied. The (nwn of Pe'* r-bordnj^li, 
in Northampton eoiinty, is Hooded, 
a id many rjf the inliabitiints are coni- 
JK-Iled to falte reCii^e in the upper 
Plory of liieir Iniihlin^s, 

Ofi'ICIM. 'I'lTMis. — Hy a govcrn- 
niciit cireuhir, itll ])nblic oHie a'e in 
L'tance, in iheir cnnitnuniciliniis tn 
i\ui heafis of di'parlnie its. have been 
ordered to SMfipreHs the lilloof'*his 
exi'clleiicy,'* and merely to use the 
fiimjde a<l(bTss of "to the Minister of, 
&c ." or "lo the I'resideu*." 

Orcgmi, in Oetobcr, 1871 exported 
to Eniihmd ^^^So.oU;! 05 wtirlh of 
wheat, luid lu iS 'I t". Anierieau |trl« 
over S-'io.dOt) wonli uf ^Tain. She 
also Bem'ti into llrltisli Norlli Amor^ 
jcfi not le^» thjui 'iUU.OUD ImisIk-Is of 
grain to be umd thav. 

It Inn been rec^ommendod that an 
ill termed iite tiensus of the United 
Stutes bi) tali en in IST.'j, in order to 
a-ejrtain the growth of tiie eountry 
during the (iiHt centnry of lis exis- 

ICMKiuA'rniN TO Tkxas.— The Mo- 
bile mid jMoiilgomerv Jliiilrond one 
diy s-.ld Sl.'iolj worth of li.ilf furc 
liekets to texin, Hiid tlie next $I,yOO 
worth orcnii'Mant's liekets. 


Tli« rdiiiplction of tlio CliChpeak find Ohio 
Trunlt Ijiiie Kiiilwnv. Iins f)ii<ni(l np to the 
world miicli of tlie line TIMBKIt LANDS, 
rich COAI, FIElJ)Sand cliLaj. KA1{MIN<} 
LANDHof W. Vn. Now is tlio time lo get 
clit-aji Itoiiics and invest money wiHi tiie 
prospi-ct of a Imndy-oinc profit. For furth- 
er pa rtieii In rn inquire ol* the underHigncd, 
afc'L-nt for land^ licre. .T. S. FLOUY. 
Orctiard View, Fayette Co., W. Va. 

.Inn. 10. 

Trine Immersion 



Il.-hiK ii c.'Kv'li, 

>t liistoriciil ([uKlatioiis 

fiimi ini'.ltTii mill :iiu'i<>nL imliiors, proving 
llmt n 'liiiui I iii.n liiDiiorsion wan tlicoiily 
iiiothiiil ol' l.apii/iiij; over pradiccd by Hit- 
AiuihlKs luiil llu-ir iiiiiiicuialo tmi-pcssom. 
'riu* iiutlior, after iiriiviiiK Trine Innnrriiion 
III Imvf licpii ihp inrvniliiiy; pnicticii, in lian. 
lisin, UiL< llMl IMO jeiirsiif IIil' Clirislinn 
era, comnuMicoK wllh tlie (iftli pentiirv. nnd 
traces n Three. lold litiineniifin, to wiUiiii »3 
ycnm ortlie niroslle John's dealh. nnil then 
provesit to have lieeii the Aposlollc method 
ol liapIiKiiiK, while Single Inimeritinn wan 
in\renlea nut less than 9°(l ycaiii alUT tlio 
dcBtli of fhrlsl. 

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TreatiBC o.i tin- Lt rd's Supper, and on 
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VOL. 4. 


NO. 3 


anj tilt 

"Tlio foxes have hole, 
the air iiave nests, 

fanclity ol'ilivino :iiitllority, or divine 
inflieiicps, oiidso nlso willi wliat may 
I.e rcgardtil the lii^lier i>i\lcr of the 
inventions, and institutions of men. 
Tlius Mahomet professed to have in- 
teiviowcd tlie afinel Gabriel, from 
time to lime, who revealed to liini 
that he was eliosen of tlie Lord a 
proiihet ; and communieated tliat rc- 
lii'ion, tiial hedelivered to his |,eo|ile. 

But the Son of Man Iiath not where to 
lay his head."' 
'Twas night-fall on .Toilea's lulls; 
The husy sounds of -work were still, 
The shepherd from tlie Ibid had gone 
And sought Ins rest at home till dawn; 
Ttie husy sounds of cliihliinod'a play, 

""■' """^loirhulnhS.ntl'lhi^e Ooats S^ also the Pope of Kome clain.s that 

by virtue of Apanlolioal succession, 
ami the power of iiispiration, as 
Gxl's Grand Vicar on earth, inliilli- 
ble, it is his j)rero:5ative to change 
"times auil laws" Dan'l 7: 20, to 
aboliwh institalions ord.iincd by 
Christ anil tlie Apostle?, and estab- 
lish such others in tiieir steal, as may 
fi'om time to time be suggeatcl to his 
minii ; antl th3 same is true tu a lini- 

Aiiil now t 

Sort Uillabys — sweet mother notes; 

Tlie binls had souglit tlieU* swinging 

TUe night winds rock them to their rest; 
Not one of all the crcixtures here 
BiU liad some si>ot to it nio^t dear. 

Tlio pale now moon had havdly set 
Behind the brow ol' Olivet, 
Wlien slowly toiling up the steep 
Cams 0.\e who often came to weep 
O'er man and all his woes. 

The crowd liad left Him— thpy had homes; 
Tlie beggar, even, who all day roams 

In search of cliaiity, had some shed _ . . » rn ■ .- 

Where he could creep and lay hU head. I ileil extent among prolcsfent CUristi 
But f;ir upon that mountain height 
Was One who linelt and prayed all 

The dews fell cold upon his brow, 
Beat low in supplication now ! 

He had no spot ciUed home on earth, 
He could not shav in song and mirth; 
Hr knew the bitter grief and pain 
iliit must bo his, ere he could gain 
l!.-.bMnption for lost, niined man. 
The courts and mansions of tlie skies 
Were his, but he himself denitis, 
Tiiat he oar woes and sins might feel, 
A d by his stripes minkintl mi^ht heal. 

Though wearied witlihis toil all d:iy 
Bont-ath Uie burninj]: noontide's ray. 
Night brought no rest ti him, m home.; 
He knelt and prayed with heaven's blue 

Stretched far above his weary head— 
And this for thee ! for t!ieo were slied 
His hlood au'l teara, which clennso from 

Ami make us blest and pure within. 

Oh ! thou who longst for rest above ! 
Wenry of nil thy wandering here; 
T:tke coiuiii^e; rest upon his love; 
In all tliy gncf ho bore a share. 

Christi-nt St.'.nfhu-tl. 





Thi-; is a quoslioii of snpfrlative 
importance in these days of progres? 
in inj^enuily, ami tlie ilevious ways 
iu whirli tlie ciiililrcn of men ciuleav- 
cr to allure, ileceivo, and impose up- 
on the eredulity of the honest, and 
"nsnspvelinff. It has become very 
tJommon oven in the exhibition of 
cibalistii; perform uices, In order to 
"p'iet the scruples of the more eonsci- 
t-'utious, fijr the dnmatistt) pretend 
'h'lt it in goaic way po>se.sse5 ihe 

au'ly. This principle has at least 
obtained largely in the world, and is 
sanctioned and patronized by th 
church generally ; and no marvel for 
men arc men everywhere, and subject 
to tho cintroi of the same influ'^nces 
and if not sternly refristed the tenden- 
cy is to tlow iti the same channel, 
that channel bein;^ popular, as wc 
sometiuies hear tlie idea expre.-s-d 
tiiat we are living in a progressive 
age, the world is moving on, auii we 
aracjuipelleJ to move with It. 

Of the unauthorized institutions 
alluded to wc might mention, as un- 
sjriptural, "Free-masouery, Odd-tel- 
lowship, t!ie various orders oftempcr- 
antie ansojiotions, &c. I would not 
be understood to object to these as 
moral institulions where nothing 
iiiwber is pretended, but my idea 13 
that they are eutirely .superceded by 
the pledge of (' iristianity and that 
Christians are unequally yoked wlieu 
iinitel iu common Jirotherhood with 
these associatianp. Therefore whou 
we are brought within the range of 
aiiyoftlicse human iui-titntions, and 
tlic temptation is presented to com) p- 
erate with them, wo would do well to 
enquire iu the language of the text 
at the licad of this article, (with the 
necessary alteriti ms), "Is Frec-nia- 
sonry, or tliis, that, or the other in- 
.stitniiou, froai (l^it, or is it fnini 

men V" 

"Ifany man laciv •Aisdoui .ct him 
ask of (lod who giveth to all men 

liluraiiy and upbraidelh none." Wc 
need by no means be at a ?obs for the 
answer to auy such question, for with 
a little earc on our part todivost our- 
seWes of human iunucnce which 
may bo brought to bear upon ns by 
our surroundings, luul "taking heed 
to the light of the sure word of 
prophecy," we shall most assuredly 
"be guided into the Iruih," for it is a 
peculiar Irait in character of God's 
dealings with the children of men in 
communicating His will to signify it, 
in the most unmislakable langnngp. 
In order thpn that we may know 
what we should do it is necessary 
tliat wc have a command from God 
either diro:!tly e-vpressed, or implied, 
"Aoomuumd, says Wayland, invol- 
ves three ideas. 1st Thai au act be 
designated. 2d. That it be somehow 
signified to be the will of God that 
the act be performed. 3d. That it 
be signified that wo are included 
within the number to whom the com- 
mand is addressed. Like an aff'ec- 
tiona'e fatiicr, God has in all llis 
intcrco-ir.'^c with the l;u nan fa:nily 
from the giving of the law to A'laui 
in the garden, down to the last com- 
mand by our Savior and the Holy 
Ghost through the Apostles, signified 
His will in words and piirascs suita- 
bly adapted to the human intellect, 
and farther He has given as the ful 
lestassurance that he disapproves of 
everything that man presumes to do, 
apart from His authority, and that 
thereby His severest indignation is 
provoked. :\IoRK Anon. 

ACID N£03DEMa3- 


( Did he inform y(ni wliere 
the younsc man now resides? 

Nir. Zchfdec savh he is living in 
the city of Nazareth, and .rohn, who 
is about tweuty-nine years of age, rn- 
marked that he sees him quite often, 
aud that he and his brollier James, 
have known liini Wir a number of 

James, who is well gifted iu the of words, proceeded to give the 
following description of him, as he 
appeared whc:i he last saw him con- 
versing wiih some of the I'jrned iu 
Caperuiuin: "He ii of lofty stature 

aud well proportioned ; In.s couulc- 
nance is tr^dy noble. The hair of 
his- is the roh)r of vvluo, and 
from the top of his liead to his ears, 
very straicht and without radiance, 
but it descends from the ears to the 
fcboulders in shining curls, aud even 
further after the same maginRecut 
manner. His hair is parted stralglit 
on the top of his head, after the man- 
ner of the Niizirenes, his Ibreiieail Is 
smooth and clear, even without a 
wrinkle; Ins face free from blemish, 
aud slightly liugod with red. His 
beard is the same color of the hair, 
and is forked, c/cs very blue and 
brilliant. lie has never once been 
seen to laugh, but ruauy have seen - 
him weep. I u appearance, he is the 
most beautiful of the race ol men." 

(Manx. Did they inform you what 
his name is, aud how his parents are 
getting along? 

Nk. James stated that all knew 
Idni by the name of Jesus, and he 
was living with liis mother, whose 
name is Mary, but that when he was 
about thirteen years old, his father, 
who-iC name was JoROph died, leav- 
ing him to support his mother, which 
he did by working at the carpenter 
trade, which he In part learned of 
his father. 

(rfttn. Did you learn how "Id Je- 
sus is at this timej? 

Aid. Zebedve i^ays that lie is nenr- 
ly thirty years old. 

O'f^nn. ThI.s Is tin louhtedly .fohns 
second cousin, whom we all loved so 

Nh. You know that Jolin is of 
the tribe of Levi, but Zebedet staled 
that Jesus ift of the tribe of Judah, 
and how they can be cousins I have 
been trying to reconeile, as diiferent 
tribes were not generally allowed to 
marry among each other. 

Oain. That is perfectly clear iu 
my mind since I examined the sacred 
records in the temple, and comi)ared 
them with what 1 gatliered fnuu my 
interview with jMattbew. 

Ai<: 'I'hat is then one point wliieh 
I wish you to clear u]) for me. 

Oi'm. During my leisure, since 1 
luHl f*aw ymi, I wrete iio\\ n what I 
could gather of the genealogy of these 
two reuiarkabic persiuis, aud will 
simply read it to you: I^lary, the 
miuh(-r of Jgsu«, was tie ordv child 
of Hell, who was the sou of Mxttliat, 
Unto Matthat was born two children 


ilic firet was a son, wlioso name was 
ITeli, «n(l the secind whose name I 
fiilc"! t.) airorljin, but will rail lu^r : -all iliesc were of llie Irilje 
of .luflali, having dutcondc 1 from 
Davii! ihrougli liia koii Nathan. Ui- 
chol by the cinscnt of iho pricithooil 
marries a man of tlie Iribe of I.tvi, 
to lljeni wasbirn a ilaughtfr uhom 
llwy namcil Klizabelli. Finally, 
lt:i(:hor» bnillier Heli b-OTmo the 
hither ofli (hilghtur, whom be nimecl •J'^'' 
Mary, iience \Iary ami Elizibeth 
wore first cousins. John aad Je-ui 
ihfir children of rourse, arc second 
iviiaiiis, thoUKli John by bii liiJier 
Zii'-harins was of the tribe (d' l/ovi, 
;ind .Jesii" of the tribe of Judab. 

,'ViV. Well yrs, that is clear now, 
l,u' then there is anolhcr mystciy in 
the milter which 1 have found no 
,)iie who c mid properly solve it fm' 
me yet. I in company with Steplien 
the prose'yto of Anlieeb, cxsinined 
I Se sacrid records and they do not 
al.iioar to agree reslifelinj; the genoal- 
o};y i.f .Iisus. 

(I'liiii. In whiu respects do they 

dilVer'.' I think 1 can clear it up for 


.ViV. In the general 



What BUHl we d > lo bring about a 

nniformitv in dress amoag the nieir. , , , , , 

■ i- 1 I 1 1 !,»«.. •!,<. at cbureo and sec how they are < 

hers of liie ohureb, and keep the "' , . , .-r i ■ i., 

.„ I cJ. Ob what a beautiful Bijjbtli 

n[)on those gJod, meek, bniiible, lov- 
ing sisters that lived fifty years ago? 
We will uow look at Ibcir children 

and telling what these things would 
I le 1(1 to if we did D'll strive against 
them. These atlmonitions were given 

ricord it is 
stutud lliat ".Jacob begnt Joseph the of Mary," ami in the private 
reeor.l it Kiys that ".losepb llic liui- 
band of Mary is the son of lleli; 
now l! Ml how .fosepbeould have two 
filher', is not easily coinprebunde.l. 
Ilitin. Well 1 can cTjilain that. I 
was 111 the Icmp'.e to-day, and Luke 
of .Vnlioeb was there, so weexaniiiied 
ilie records in relalion to this matter, 
and found the same dillicully, but 

l.uUe wlio is well acquainted with Mbey had their 

es gave t 
lion of the problem 

bretliren and sisters from dressing so 
much after the fa'ibions of the world, 
and what pi in are we to adopt to gel 
biek to o ir fore-fathers an 1 niilhers 
simplicity and ut>ifonnily of ilrcss? 
This qiicuion has been asked me by 
some of our beloved members often. 
Cm von not wriic a plan and have 
it published in our periodicals ilist 
we all may src how lo act in union 
to bring ahimt the desired reforma- 
tion?" Xow iny bs'loved brcliiren 
ami sislers in ClirisI, 1 want you to 
hear nie patiently and weigh the mat- 
ter in the scales of roa.'.on and goo' 
common sense, affd see wdietbcr you 
cannot say amen to the truth en- at 
leist, do not condemn me before I 
get tbrough, as I do not intend to 
write anything but what I know to 
be truth, and ba? eiuuc under my own 
observation during the past lifiy j 
years, or a part of il. To write all | 
the events, changes and adnmnitions i 
that 1 have heard given by our elder , 
bretbren anil si^teia for us to take 
heed to, time woiild fail me to tell, j 
1 am well av/are of the leiidcrness ] 
of .soni-; on these pans, therefore try [ 
to handle the subject as smoothly as 1 
Iruth and broll:(rly kindne-s will 

Ill the lirst place, I will have to I 
take you all back with me fifty years 
to see bow tb«y woi j'bippet^ 
how bumble they all appeared to be. 1 
IIovv they were all drc-Jied, and li.,w 
ildrcn <lres?cl 

are dress- at every meeting but pride still in- 
o see I creased. Here let me tell where we 
All have on plain borne made dretses ' lirst began to get out of unihirinity. 
with a waiot i-tring to draw them to Right at our little children in tlio cra- 
thcir bodies ]dain three cornered ! die. As long as the little in our 
handkerchiefs pinned around their | cradles were kept plainly dressed and 

nocks, and swi.sseaps on their beads. 
"What!" sajs one, "have caps on 
their lillle girls at meeting? I can- 
not sec what that was for." All their 
daughters bad caps on at mejting | 

iii'thing unnecessary ])Ut on them by 
tlieir mothers nor tolerated by their 
fathers, in short, as long as pride and 
fashionable dressing was kept out of 
our cradles, it was an easy matlcr to 

j from ihe little child up to age of 20 keep pride and faoliion out of the 
years, whctlier they were memh.'rs or ; church, but as soon as it took root in 

iiol. We could tell ourbreihreu and 
sislers at I bat time at sight on 1 not 
, ■ only them but their children in the 
same way. Their children were not 
ashamed of their plain caps, I have 
seen as high as twenty little girls 
from live to twelve years of age, sit^ 
ting together with their beautiful 
plain cai)SOii, looking and listening 
at the brethren who were speaking to 
lis about the goodness of God, [ could 
not help but inwardly c.Tclaim, O, 
what heaiiiifnl little angels these aie 
sitling bcfoie us ! Now I will try to 
tcU those wdio cannot see what dress- 
ing their children in that plain man- 
ner was for. It was becai;se they 
were bringing up their children for 
Christ, so that they would not get 
pnflisl up with pride and thus bee»me 
ashametl (,f ('lirist and His Church. 
I knew a little daughter who got h«r 

1 gVi and i "-"I' '"■''''' '''^' "'"" ™nh! not wear il 

to meeting, she would not go being 

asliamed to go without it being only 

] eight years old. What do you think 

f that little girl? Not being a mem- 

both firnilics "avc the folloiving soln- \vill now try to show bow we have 

If the general ; gotten away from the and right i ''"■ '>>' V'^ok'^^'"", and yet was asha- 

I med to be seen at m-jeting without a 

lec'inl iselosely examined it will bo , way.hrst, and then it will not be so 
seen that the genealogy ol Joseph is , Imrd a mailer lo see bow to get back 

traced through his nnc.'sters lo l)a- 
viil, but in tlie private record it is 
tiaced freni Ilcli lo David; llie dif- 
ference is this ; the general reconl 
traces the genealogy to David ihrongb 

again lo the old I,aiu1inark$ that our 
fathers and mothers have i-et up. 
Now let us take a look at our breth- 
ren seated behind the table, all have 
on the rounded coals, their hair par- 

bi« son Solomon, while the piivalo led on top ol their beads, meek and 
record traces it to David through j Jminlile looking nun, you cannot see 
Nalb'iii, the brotberof Solomon. They any dilference in their dress, they are 
are simply two distinct lines of de- 1 nil alike. Now let us takea look at 
scent. Tlie first is the genealogy of ; the sisters. Here they all sit together, 
Jisoph, while the latter is that of all have their beads cevered with 
Mary the wife of Josc|di." ] a plain swiss cap, no 

.Vi'c. That is clear enough, but (bra border, ao ribbands to tie them 

our eratilcs, tiien its progress was more 
rapid in t/ie church. In the cradle 
was the door op'!ned (or fashionable 
dressing in the church, and some may 
ask who opened that door, was it Kve 
again? No, not altogether, Adam is 
also complicated in it. 'J^lie sisters 
may have led the way, but the breth- 
ren appeared to be satisfied well 
enough to say nothing' against it. We 
soon saw the difl'crence in the appear- 
ance of the brethren's children. No 
more plainly dressed little girls at 
meeting. Tiie sisters' laid aside their 
short gown except a few who still 
wear ihcni, the others made plain 
dresses instead, and suOii all were in 
uniforrnity in the uniform. It was 
not so far from the worldly style, there- 
fore not fco much of a cross. It was 
a step down ami was easier to make. 
Now dear sisters, do not think I 
am going to s:iy all I have to say about 
you, just keep cool a while yet, then 
I will tell you about us brethren also. 
Ijusiwant to tell you ho.v we got 
out of the good old wv.y ol'our (ore^ 
fathers and mothers in Israel and then 
tell you how we must get back again 
if the Lord will. A. J. ConitKi.i.. 
To be Continued. 

cap on and some of you, vvbo have 
been members for years, arc ashamed 
of being seen at meeting with a cap 
on. Here we can .see, to train up a 
child in the w.ay it shon'd go, is the 
only right way for its to bring up 
our children in the nurture and ad- 
monition of the Lord. 

Now let us go to church meeting 
and hear the admoaition of the church 
as given in by the visiting brethren, I Kditoi-s ever gave those words a 


"Remove not the aiicinit laadmnrks 
wliich tiiy tattlers liaTC set." I'lov. 3.': 28. 

lu no.icing the foregoing injunc- 
tion as a motto for the Pti.GRiM 1 
was made to wonder ^yhcther tl.c 

what ihey bad found wdien visiting the 
edgeing, no lace members. What do we hear? There 

is too much 


thorough consideration, to soe what 
really, their spiritual significaiion 

why is Joseph called the son of llcli, on, the cap. border and strings all of : church. Some good sister had di. 
when Heli is the father of Mary ?" \ swins. All wear a short gown, their I coveted that some were making the 

into the ' or use may hi to tis ; fjr, "All that 

tf<in». The reason is 

is written before is wriiten for our 
! learning." The attentive liiblo reud- 
nply this: ololhing worn at that time was mailc i li't'e ohildrcn's dresses too much like er will readily pen-eive the practi- 
'Whrn lleli died he left Mary as llie by their own hands. Hera we again i ''"i worldly people, too inucb after ihe [ cal application of those words under 
only of what little property see all nniforn;ed ; sisters all meek I vain fashions. Some brethren did the former dispensation. ■ Wboii Is- 
lie owned in l>elhlehein, and it was and humble looking women, — no ' not come in the order they should, j rael were made possessors of Canaan, 
neoessary that her genealogy be en« pride anioug iheiu, how beautiful the \ and others chewing tobacco in time of I the laml was divided to them by lot, 
lered, in order lo retain the estate of sight I \Vc discover at thesaoie time, i meeting, spilling on the floor so much i but that division only related to tlie 
Iter faliier in the tribe lo which ho the great love they have for one an- ; 'bat those who sat next to them could I twelve Inbcs, and not to the so.tion- 
bebmged. Tl«n when Joseph mar- other, honoring and preferring oue | ''^arccly find a place lo kneel down^ i ing out of each man's inlierltauc? ; 

' ' ■ "' *' ■ "'" or the patrimony of each Ik ad of a 

family. Tiiis became the duty of 
the leaiiiig men among them ; aiicii 
as Jelbro advis^id Most>s to appoint 
over the people, and \vhonj he tcriu- 

1 led her, he became the son-in-law of another — no e .-il won! spoken against 
Ilili, but aectirding lo the lawbe was each other thus fulfilling the coin- 
entered as the sou of lleli, bftcaiue he maiid not to speak evil of any man. 
had married an heirwi, and the estate Do you not think, my dear sisters, 
'In k-Coiid until. I witii me that God's blcsiings rested 

in time of prayer, without getting 
their clothes soiled witii tobacco, and 
a great many other things not neces- 
sary to name. Then listen to our be- 
loved elder brethren admonishing us 



e,l * captians," but arc sometimes 
called eiders, i\n-\ at others fatiiers. 
And just as at tliis time, wlieii 
a survey of land^ is made, certain 
niarlis are left whereby said survey 
ran be traced again at auy lime. 
Ju-t SI) it was then, and these, in 
Bilile language arc "Tlie Lnni/mar/:s 
ulicli the iaihers did set,'' and by 
rulcroiice to Deut. 10 : 14 it is (juilc 
evident tlie Lord, t!ii'.in.;b JlosiS, 
i^ave tlicin His api>i'ova] ; and 27; 17 
a sulenni curse is denounced against 
nny one removing lliem. So now 
we liave tlieir literal dclinition, use 
and iipi>liration pretty clearly bol'orc 
us. Let US try \vl. ether wecin ^ce 
wltat is therin cnnt.iiti d loi- our 
learning. Jesus Christ i);0eured an 
inheritance iu tthich, not only ev- 
ery Israelite, but every fon and 
ilanj;hter of Adam, lias C(iual iuter- 
eit, in its broadest fense. But as 
tlii're were tribes among Israel to be 
taken into the aeciiunt of the gener- 
al d, vision of their prsscssions ; so 
tlitre are classes to wiiotn the (each 
ing-, the promises an I tliroitniiigs 
of llio Gospid are applicable ; s ) thit 
the wliole domain of that va^t in-, 
licritance is all divided out, not by 
lot, or eliance, but "liy the determin- 
ate counsel, and imfathomable wis- 
iliini and love of God." Then as 
I'ldestine was promised to Israel in 
a general sense ; iu that sense we all 
ar..' iqiuilly intei-e-ted in the Ileav^ 
only Canaan. These proniis;s aro 
Kalhered from the folbwing U:x(b: 
"Christ tasted deuh for every man" 
"So by the righloousness of one, the 
tVfC i;'ift came upon all men mito jus- 
tilicali.jn of life." "I bring you glad 
tidings of gr.^at jny, which shall be 
toallpople." But when the tribes 
or oliisies have their spportiounienis 
allotted to them, — the lot or part 
tiiat falls to the iMlUuti'e and igno~ 
rant class is: "Ol siicli is the king- 
dom of Hi-aven." "Wherj there is 
"3 t.•^n3grc3^i>lM.'' "The first com- 
luaudinent with promise is, honer 
thy f.ither and moiher." "The 
times of ignorance (Jod winked ai," 
But to tho-e of riper years and 
Unowlrdge the aiiportionment is, 
"Kejient and believe the gospel." 
"But now conimandetli all men 
every .vliere to re,)ent" "Rrpeut 
and h- baptized every of 
you * * fjr the remission of sini," 
&c. "Come unto me all ye that la- 
bor" and are heavy laden, and I 
will j^ive you rest." "And the Spirit 
and the Bride say come, * * and 
whosoever will let him lake the 
water of lifd freely." "To you and 
to yont children is the, and 
to all that arc afar olf." 

Lastly, the other class, wliich are 
the, "Fearful and uid)el:eving, and 
the al omina'ilo, murderers, whore- 
mou^^GiS, sorcerer-, idolators, and 
"11 liars shall have tlieir jiart (por- 

tion) in the lake that burneih 
with iire and brimstone; wliicli is 
the s;oond deitli." These qn itations 
cerlainly include the destiny of all 
living, and may le said to stand 
pu'alkl witli the alloltsd inheritance 
of the ancient Hebrews, with this 
ditiereme ; in the disposilon of their 
inheritance by lot man had no 
choice, nide-8 he utterly r*-fn.-cd 
oitizciisliip. In the "iuheriianco ro- 
s^irved in heivcu," we sec ineii can 
choo-c for llim^clf or if he, forfeits 
(hat which had boon intended for 
liini, Ids dciom \i still unalterably 
ti.xed ; not by that wliich is the cor- 
r\ sponding part with the '^Ijfin'l- 
»!«/•/■.«," but by that whicli corrc- 
spc^ndj with the apportionment by 
the lot. Whcncvir wc come tocm- 
feid'-'r the parallel, or correspondence 
of tluso "Landmarks," we invaria- 
bly find them of human origin or 
institution; for such were they, but 
bae'-vod up with the divine sanction, 
as they also were. God delivered 
His ].eopleout of bondage ; He drove 
out tlie nations of Canaan before 
them ; He divided to them their 
land by lot, and now they must 
make surh other regulations, ae the 
nature of their cireumstauc.s require 
to promote and maintain love, tiu- 
ion and p?aca among them ; for this 
very reason those "Landmarks" 
were set, so that earli one knew pre 
eisely ho.v fur he may go. 

So we, my b.ethre.i- and si.^tcrs, 
were "delivcrtd from the power of 
darkness, and translated into the 
kingdom of Hi.s dear Son." Our 
enemies are vanquii^hed, and we are 
brought together into a church rela- 
tion, or capacity, as tliey were; and 
no.v we must maintain love, nition 
and peace in the church. Now as 
the God of Isr.ael gave His sanction 
to th ise "Landmarks," or divisions, 
" Which the fitbu-s did set" so has 
Jestis Christ given to His church, 
not only His sanction, but power tn 
leffisla'e, in the absence of positive 
law, saying : ''Whatsoever ye shall 
hind on earth shall be bound in 
Heaven ; and whatsoever ye shall 
loose ou earih shall be loosed in 
Heaven." But knowing the evil 
pro; eiisitits in man, and the no 
bor cf temptations to which he is 
exposed. He has furnished us an 
outline with rules for this purpose. 
"If Ihy brother tresspass against 
thee, t 11 him his fault between thee 
and him alone." * * * "Tell it 
unto the church." "But if he shall 
neglict to hear the church, let hioi 
j he unto thee as an heathen man and 
I a publican." Here I maintain the 
j Savior gave Flis sanction to the de- 
siroi of the church, just as the God 
oflsriel had to those arrangements 
made by the fiilheis, for the rcgula- 
tion of their temporal aH'airs, and 
only the aulboriticj that enacted, or 
, sot up, had power to repeal, or re- 

move again. Thus, an Israelite be- 
ing charged with removing his 
"neighbor's landmarks," is brought 
befire the elders or judges of his 
city ; they are bound to investigate 
the ease, but having no tield-notcs, 
plot, or draft in that law which 
Mosvs gave th-in, or in the division 
made by the lot, tliey niift resort 
to, and inves'i!;.i'o the "Land 
marks" and subdivision made by the 
fathers ; and in doing so the guilt 
is fully e^tahlisbe I by the reqitisite 
number of witnesses. The curse or 
penilty aterchcd to Said ot^'euc?, 
uutst now be inllicted with the (arae 
rigor or strictness, as if he had vio- 
lated one of the ten cominundmeuts. 
Precisely so it is in the ehurcli of 
Christ. Difficulties do arise betwoju 
brethren ; they arc pr.icoeded with 
in gospel or.ler until the case is he- 
fore the churc!). The leaven i.s at 
work, and if not purged out will 
haven the whole lump. The whole 
body is eiidangerel. But be it re- 
membered it is the (hnrcli that is to 
be heard now ; and nothing is siid 
in this connection of hearing the 
Gospel. Then if the ehuivh can find 
no letter whereby to dc 'ide or dis- 
po.-e of said ease, she must decide 
by the best light she has acording 
to the spirit of the Gospel. But iu 
case such a decision is pa>S3d by u 
m.iiority of an in livitbial ami or 
branch of tho c'.iuivh, to the dis- 
owning of a pirty tint neglC'^a to 
hear the church, and the ccpellcd 
]iarty, with a minority, are dissatis- 
fied with the proceedings hitherto, 
thoy now appeal to tli> highest uu^ 
thority in the churc'i. Their case is 
laid before the Dislric; Cojncil, but 
they fail loses alike; or if they do 
agree thoy c insider the query of a 
general chiia.:ler, and with their 
answer, send it up to Annual Meet- 
ing. That body no.v invesligales the 
eusCjConlirms lh<; proceedings of the 
church, and it, lieing the highest ac 
knowledgcd body in the church, its 
decisions arj final and conidusive; 
and can only be repealed, altered, or 
amended by that which gave 
them its approval. Hero I find a 
corfespondence to "ihe anc'ent laud- 
niarhs which the fathers did set;" 
and of which wo have quiie a num- 
ber in our borilers ; and yearly need 
more, as our borders are enlarged, 
and further subdivisions are rnide 
And O ! may none of us have the 
presumptions, or covetous dispisi 
tion, to re.iiovo any of these "Land- 
marks;" without legal aithonty, 
lest we draw upon onr-elves the 
cufiC, or penalties amiexc I, wliieli 
may be suniinjd up iu tliose 
words: "If any man shall lake away 
f;om the words of the book of this 
phroplicc'v, God shall take away his 
part out of the book of life, ftud out 
7v be- Continued. 


Having been an intim.ite friend of 
the subjijct of this notice, whose obit^ 
nary appears in another colurau, and 
also, a member of their little family 
during the past Summer, I tliercfore, 
pen a few thoughts on the death of 
her wdio was si much loved bv all. 

r had a great desire to visit h-^r 
duriag her sickne-ss, and often wished 
to be at her bedside, but as I e mid 
not, I daily wailc I for mcssa-jres from 
her, wdiioli sometimes were tiivor.iblo 
for her recovery, and ivhicli c.nised 
us still to have lioppH fur her, 'till at 
last the sad ne.vs, "Ilann.ili is dead," 
reaclie 1 our ears. Oil, lunv hard to 
realize that she is no more ! She who 
was so young, so pure antl in locout, 
is gone. Li the school-room where 
she so much loved to go, there is a 
vacant sent; schoolmates will meet 
her there no more. When Sabbath 
seliool opens again, her teacher will 
miss an iuteivsting pu[,il from her 
class. A find mother, a loved sister 
and little brothers, svill no more lie 
made ghul to see her coming home, 
but Oh, the vacant iilacc in the home 
circle! ilie void there that can never 
be fillel! Tuere where siie claitv 
moved with womanly gr.icc and a 
sweet temper, shedding sunshine all 
around her, is where her absence will 
be felt the most. She wlio, with a 
willing heart, li'.;titcneJ their cares 
and welcomed iheni on their retnin 
will be thought of very often. prayers, no doubt, were of- 
fered fir her recovery, but God's 
ways arc not our wav.s, and He saw 
lit to remove her from this world ot' 
trouble. All the prayers tlut were 
olfured, the skill of pliysiciaiis, the 
attention of kind friends an 1 all the 
care an alfeciiouate sister con hl,bestow 
did not avail. He saw til to remove 
!ier jtisL in the bloom of youth, seem- 
ingly, a bud in the midst of full 
blown rose-s has been plucked. Grand- 
fathers and grandiii it'ier, whose locks 
arc blooming tor ihe gr.ivo, have 
lieen passed by, an-l death has taken 
one who was yet young, and promised 
a long life of usefulness. 

Dear young friends, is not this a 
solemn call to you all '? ilememlier, 
you too must die. Onlv a few 
months ago, [ g.ivc many of you the 
parting hand for a>llile ; among that 
iiiimlier Wtts Hannah. How little 
did I think thut would be the last 
time i would .see her. You have of- 
ten been calle.I by the ministers of 
Gi.l, and in various ways to forsake 
sin, but this I think is a special call 
to yon. Tlie youngest of your circle 
has been taken from among 'you. Oil 
IiolvI the call; for it may lie the last 
one for some ofyou. Prepare while 
young fir that hoiiln ihat Hannah 
spokit so much of ^oing to during her 
last days on earth. 

'iGrcen ki'Oiv llic Uirf above tlice 
I'^rieml of luir early daya ; 

None knew liico but to lov« tliec. 
None named tti?e tint to praisv. "' 

}''il(]nm Offii'c. Emma .Mii.i.Eii. 




Since our ixl Aiiiinal Mosling, wc 
li:ivc luaril niiiiy 'xpr'** 'I"-' ''"i"- 
llinl at our iii-xl mrcling oC Ihc kiiiil 
.ertain ((UL-.-dinns 'ilMin't-iTno! will not 
w muo!i »» '-ic infuti<nifd, J"" rum cx- 
licrifiici! it HliniiW ho IfarneJ tiiat llie 
(ii»cil»sinn (iCciurslinns where :here is 
such a liilll-icncouf upinion •« lo for- 
hill even the [irohahility of n uoioii is 
worse tliuii iwekw. The draign of 
i,m animal coun.^il i« to fooler love, 
union, nu'l a onenMS of nlinil, 8-i nicii'li 
so as possible, lonnliinf; the iloclrinc 
:in(l rcg-.ilnlioiisnflheChiireh. That 
li.'ing liic motive it woulil Bccm un- 
wise lo 1 resent lo ihi- nieeliniJ sileh a 
.|oestioli an is calenlalc'l from its n«- 
hire lo produce (liseord rather than 
union am; love, rsppnially if it be a 
.pitjlion that lian heen before the 
meelin;; time and ajain, and that loo 
willionl hrinninn almul the deiired rc- 
■ ull, at of union of thought upon 
the suh'ieel. This sillijeet in one of 
sneh importance that wc have thought 
inui-h upon it. and proposi', init of for Ihc eriuse, a remedy, ll is 
williin ihc power of the district incet- 
iu;;s lo remedy llic mailer. Let the 
lirelliren in those enunrils, and in 
ih.-ir delilieralioEis keep oiio lliin;; in 
■. ii'wandlct that he llie welfare of 
iheClinieh nt hirne. Keeanse lliey 
may have n trouhlc al h-une is no rea- 
^.ln why Ihe Ironhle shouhl be carried 
iiitii tlic whole "lamp," lo llieroeau,se 
a ccunnioiion and Ironblo lliat other- 
wise misht have heen avoided. If 
llie ipirslion cnusinj; Ihe Ironblo is 
iM.ilrilv new mid of a jji'iiiral nature' 
il niiuht he advisable lo lake it np to 
the Annual Couniil, lint if it nrisesj 
from a ipieslion thai 1ms been before i 
ll.o .\. Meelinj; lime and aj^uin, we! 
do think it would he unwise 1(1 lake 1 
il lliure, but rather Ivy il in a way ' 
c aisiafcnt lo the principles of love lo 
dispose of it at home, if that cw not 
bo done evtii by " pi-ii;in- anil I'aatlii;/" 
]A a eoinniillee be called and decide 
Hie mailer ilecontinR lo tie circnm- 
slanccs and the tenor of the Gospel 
and ihc decisions (il tli" A. Meeting;. 
Il is ih™ to be hoped, and fondly 
h iped thai each district will act with 
such diicivlion and wisdom us lo vir- 
lually .say at the next .\. M., as lonch- 
in;; those vexed qneslions; "wc can 
rule our house,'' or in other,we 
can s»et aloii^ at ho ne witlioul ihcas- 
MsUinceoflhe A.M., wc have wise 
men at home, wc have a incmbersbip 
that arc endowed with ihe Holy Spir- 
it wdio uianifcst a spirit of love, uuiou 
aad fiirhearanec. To see questions of 
a lniT.ll nature or such as havu been 
befiire Ihe A. M., or of such n Irivial 
iiuuire thai it looks like ilicy ini;.;ln 
liave been selllcd nt hiime, eevlainly 
does nol east great cn'dil upon l!ic 
dislricl that sent them. We ore glad, 
when a district is called, lo h«:ir they 
have nothing ; that answer means lliey 

have niuoh of love and union al home. ' in regard lo foolish, fashionable dress- | 
Wc not only hope hnt wo pray thai ; ing, but will not aileel nuiuli so loag 
at our next A. Conference that onr , as the root is cherished, and sonic o.' 
qneslion on which so much has he.-n our church olliccrs are not in the rijjht 
-aid will not come up, if not wc sliall | channel. lilt again, let love be the ^ 
with ihi.usinils olhcrs be gUil. Tiion i ruling principle. 

lliose thai would frooi the eau^e dis- ' 111 conclnsiou, I will, in this silent 
Iract or dismember ihc liody will lie I messenger, .send greelings 10 nil tlio 
driven In the wall, and il is believed \ brelhrcn and sisters who know me in j 
ihc inanlle of peace will robe llie ' this lilc, fast and west, norib and j 
church and pMsperily fdlow her, cv- south, especially lo ay two brotlier.s ! 
en in those days of ''perilous limes," p.ud one sisler in the flesh, who live j 
So may it be. J. S. t'l.OKY. i in the west, Samuel and dolin Mur- 

. — >• ••» -f— — - |.jy and Cnllmrine ilillhimcr, and 

KHEP I.V TUK BWIIT UUANNISL. j (|,'pir Cmilies. 

Ki.n. PaviI) .Ui-itn.w. 

"Blniit lA the jjato, anil narrow is the 
wAy which leailelh unto life." Ac. 

Xotwithslanding f am weak ; Xot- 
wilhslnllding I am fallible; notwilh- 
slauding I may bcmnie cxciied ; noi- 
witlislanding I am liable lo go to ex- 
tremes, yd, I say lo nsall, keep in 
the right cliaiiiicl. 

Sonic years past, lint I will never] 
forget, I hear.! our old biother, .loliii 
BrnralBugli, s;iv, when preaching: i 

Dnylim, <). 


Tilt! Ic.'»-On of (jbeditiice is one 
wliich nil iiiiist Icurn. Ifat'd and im- 
wulconic as it sceajs, it '.vill write it- 
sell' in sunie wiiy upon our hciirlg. 
^V(.' must Irani lu buw, to ylyltl and 
to ohey. 

Mun'd fallen cmidiliun is a condi- 
"Tho middle conrno is the "sl'tj tion of willful ruucHirm a-ainst right- 
courte." Hcprcm-hcdii mimbcr <'f (;,j j,^^^.,.^ uf impotent resistance to 
years in Miami (Munty.Oliio. Isay, ^^.j^^ j^,j^i j^^t anthyrity; of nnbnly 
with the d«p;irlc'il i)rnJh('r,ihtMniddie oppusiiiun to divine law and whclc- 
nf the cl.ainul is the t^ufist place for ^^,^5 rule. This opp;>sii ton 
(lursliip. When wo keep In the right is Sin, ''Sin is the transgression of 
clianiicl, we are in the narrow way (he law," or more literally and for- 
which leads ri;;ht lo ihc strait g.ite, dhly, "Sin is lawlessnes?." it was 
and rijiht alo-i;; in the mi<ldle of the t|,c exorcise of tliis lawlessness wliicli 
broad way. lint the narrow way is , (irt^t drove man from Paradiie, and 
marked out so pluin.and "way miirks" fdlod the world witli trouble and 
put njj all aloiifv, so we can keep in Kehc-llion against God in- 
the ri;;ht ehanncl if we only look up volvcs nil other rehelHun. All au- 
to the "way marks," iicnce we have thorily in deriycd from, and clelei;a 
to walcli and he f*a uurguunl al home (el by the Alniii;h(y. Man rebelled 
and abrjad, hnt this is no !iiy**cry for u^iiinsl GmJ, end creation has rebelled 
wc are fo forgetful. Wcshoulil h-arn man. (lovrrnors reject God's 
to be temperate iu all things, all learn rule, and nations njrct theirs. Hns- 
to do all thing-*, decently and In or- bunds r«.fuse to be subject to Go(',and 
der, in oar eating, iu our driid-iing, in ' jiud wonder why their wives are not 
our lalklu;;, in all 01. r walk and con- 1 subj'.'ct to lliem. Parents disregard 
duct, and paiticnlariy in using intoN- the precepts of tlieir Heavenly Kath- 
iuaiiog drinks and lobacco. Ifweall er, and wonder that their children 
would keep in the right ciianael, the | are also disob*idi«at, unthankful, and 
tobacuo fiue.sii in would go down, , unholy. 

wher*' it ought to be, and the Bre^.h- ' Thus wc ,tce lawlessness lies at the 
ren will \\\\\q no cause at our cnuncil rotti of all human disorder, sin, and 
meetings to take eiJes and go out on t niisery. Kvery violation of divine 
cxirenu's to the right and to the left, 1 law, moral, mental, physical or social, 
in their deliberations or diseuSMons. I whether writltu on the stouts of Si- 
love ail the brethren, but I was made nai, ilie fleshly tables of the heart, or 

.-orry at our last A. Meeting, when ' 
wetould discover that love was not, 
all tlie ii!nr,ih'j eonlndling principle. 
"Fait 1», hope anil ehaiity, these t!iree, 
but the greatest of these is charily.'' 
I Cor. 13 chap. Head from 4ih ver. 

in ihu "fiixy constitution of created 
things, diaw.-i iiftcr it a penalty and 
pain. Kvery obedience ii a step In 
the way of life and peace. 

Our first lesson then is obedience 
to aolhority. ''Children obey your 

to the cnil of the eliap. Where etiar- 1 parents/* is the fu-;t mandate of G-.ul 
ily rules wc always keep in the right to iut'ant minds. Those who refuse 
channel. Wo should not be offensive, ; to obey, lieap up for themaelves 
as some members like to see clean fa- j trouble, calamity and death. There 
ce.'i, and ihey do not like lo seo so ^ are persons who dtiliberalely jofuse 
muoh lolweeo juice spit ou the floor, 1 to regard anything but their own 
or on the stove or wall, but lei n« bear ^ vi-Jlls. They are tuo old to obey. 
with one another iu love. Wc hope I 'i'hey know enough to lake care of 
till cur ne.xt A. Meeting, things will i themselves. 

be belter, wIki may live lo sec it.: One such turbulent and uugovern- 

There luv* been mnuh good counsel | able spirit iu a community, or church, 

aad admouiti m gi\Cii to the members 1 a w^'k-shop, or a family, is enough 

lo break down all di^eipHue, aiul 
tread under foot a!l aolhority. The 
faillifn! are dl.-coiu'jged in oijcdicnce, 
the ytMinij are enconrngeil in d!Br)be- 
dicucr. Gc)vernment is defied, rulers 
arc CMudi-mned, anil way wanlness 
and confiisioti are |he result?. 

Such persons must learn obedience. 
They are not exenip'.ed from tlie gen- 
eral necessity. Tlipy must learn that 
they are not almighty, and hence not 
independent. Tl e les.*on i.« severe — 
often il is tedious. They defysocietyj 
and become ontlafls and vagabonds. 
Thev defy the church, and are exclu- 
ded from ils fellowship. They spurn 
the family-rule, and find themselvts 
left outside to meditate upon their 
folly. They trample on the laws of 
healih, au<l condemn themselves to 
years of pain and sorrow, sickness and 
distress. Tliey defy the laws of God, 
and the afflictions of time and the 
judgments of eternity roll in upon 
t'lem, to convince theui of their diie 

Kebellion i.s war. No man Ciiu re- 
sist God's law with impunity. No man 
can harden himself against God and 
prosper. Kebellion nmst end i 1 de- 
feat. Man must how or fall, must hend 
or break There is no escape. "As 1 
live, saith God, every knee shall bow, 
and every tongue thall confjss." So' n- 
er or later all nmst yield, — if not now 
at mercy's altar, then at tlic judgment 
scat ef Clirist. If not hero when jiar- 
don is offered, then hereafter, when 
mercy is fled. 

The voice of wisdom calls us to obc- 
uionce. Submit yourselves tu God; — 
resist the devil nnd he will fl-c from 
you. Man must have a master. If be 
refuse to be God's servant he wi 1 be- 
come the devil's sluve. Christ's yoke 
is easy ; let ns learn to wear it and find 
rest to our souls, — The Chrisfitin. 

Teach The Cuii,D!;en. — -Teach 
your children early 10 love the reli- 
gion of Jesus Christ. P»riug them in- 
to vita: communion with the people 
of GoJ, teach them to enlist their in- 
terest in the church of C'hrisC, love to 
work in it, .support it by their moucy, 
and sland by it in after life. 

Jf you neglect this your houtie will 
be full of young p.igans, as many a 
prosperous uutn s htuse is to-day filled 
with children who are further from 
any religious character than tlic Chi- 
nese or tlie North American Indians. 
It is a dl>.mal day for any jici'ple 
when ihc little ones are turned o\cv 
to wild and heanlsss materialism and 
atheism, fer guidance and for heli>. 
The poorest church is better than n 
goilloss and inhuman creed. Orgau- 
i7.ed religion is the cuvuer stone of 
human society, and every fabric of it 
reposes on childhood as its living 
foundation, renewed and redeemed 
by th(? love and graee of Almighty 

1 Make it a rule never lo utter any 
j unnecessary complaiut or murmur, 
I but lu patience to possess your souls. 



Youth's Department. I'rr'f ';■ ■' T ;"!•'"' 

XuiAui* ^ I jj^, belitvo that tiiev 

ken. They ilij 
could bo of 
- ■ , anv I'se So lie saiti ; 

Tho Mlu.ving. isf'O"' »>■■»"■? Pilg""" i "You ll.iiil; it is not so, but siip- 
f 17 yfiirs of sxjjc who while quile yonnj; ' ' 

"i life lost, hoth fiithci- anil moUicf. iVc j po e vou just Ivi- it for week'; 

sivei""." g-'',;:?:?;:"!;!^ IZn/"::^ ' "How »ba-l 'we ifv it ■! ' asked 

',j.,r5, ns Vc think he displaj-eir great '"'" ■■"'"' "''' "7 " ^ 

wistloiii ill accept i UK Gofl as his father :13 he , Olio Ot tlieUl. 

i^^y;^;"""'-"'''""''-'""'''''^"""'"'\ "Just koq. yottr oy,s o,>eu n,ul 

Ci.AKioN Co, P,.. 1 I yuf I' to do ato-.hitig 

Ui-e 2nd, 1872./ I S*""' tliat c.inic> iit youf way all 

Scar I'thjriin: — 1 liave road yoiiri 'liis week, and tell m; iic-ct Siuuluy 
,,,,,fOi «itii iiilercst, anil .tm pleased i if you have tiot iiniiuj;ed to bo U3e» 
verv inui-'li witbtlic good news it 1 fitl in s itiii way or otlioi",'' .-aid the 
Iniiigs 111 thii Christian toailcrs. But ' ttaehor. 

llicre arc many persons in the worltl I "Agreed," s.ii.l ilie boy.-, ;iii,l so 
wiiO would lailiL-r read i-.ovels or ] they p:r;cd. 

Siinio acjouuts of this world's folly, j 'I'hc next Sutidiiy tlios i hoys galh- 
1 il.iiM siy such is the c.ise with mi-i ereil rouiid their teaclier with s nil- 
uy, at lea'', it tis d to be so with , iii^ lips, aud eyes so full of lijtlit 
uiy-elf when I wasiravcling ou the, ihiit they fairly twinkled like tht 
( roa 1 lo ruin, thiuking of ' s'ai-s. lie smiled, iis they lookcii at 
iio;liiiig hut this worlds pleasure; them, and said 
1101 ihiukingof that ever near pres- 
ence ot'GoiI, who at fiis will could 
call us at anytime, from our wild 
ami wayward cureer, lo meet the .Incite a! the bar to (.rououuce 
our ill om. 

Oil I iriiiiier stop for one niomeiit 


"All, boys I see by your looks (hat 

yy^n have something lo tell uie." 
''We have, sir, we have," they 

said all together. 'I'lic i oacli one 

told his story. 

"1" sai 1 c I'.e, "thought of going 

to the well for a pail of water every 
ami ojiidikr; you are slaiiding on aj morning to save my mother tronble 
slippiry fouiulatioii, and sooner or and lime. She thanked mo so nme'i 
later you may be east off, and what ' and was sj greatly pleased that I 
is ilie r.sultV You arc cast into ev- : mean to keep on doing it lor her.'' 
crlas.iiig iKinislimeiif, there lo sutler j "Anl I" said another hoy, 
iu torment all through Eternity. j thought, of a poor old vo-niin whose 
There arc i'avf who have not ' eyis were too tiim to read, I went 
he.ird of the daubers of sin, theio- 1 to her house every day and read a 
I'o.e take warning before it is ever- chapter to her from tiie Cible. It 
lii-tingly too late. Turn at once and sei'med t) give her a great deal of 
be ;,aved from the wrath of God comforl.I caiuio: tell lui.v she thaiik- 
ivhiih awaiia you at liis coming. ' td nie" 

Oil, low un xpeeted many must A third boy said, "I was walking 
me.t Clod! In the full vi^or of along the stio-.t, wondering what 1 
li aith ihey are into eiernity | could do. A geutleman called me, 
prepared ur unprepared. Y'es, thous- [ and aske 1 me to hold his liorso. I 

aiiili of iosiau es could l;c leiaied 
Imt we have all he.:rd and seen 
ciiougli 10 know that Gud u infinite. 
'f lien tarn. Oh '. turn from the un 
grally i.adH, and .seek a:i interest in 
dt'j w.uiiuls of [, once crucified but 
iwiv living liidotmer. 

f taruei-tly ihauk G. d for ivhat 
H-' has done for me, though it was 
His will to Oil I from me at the age 
Df lliive yen-,-, my father aud moth- 
>if; liat it was IHs will and so I am 
"'"tent, knowing that lie does 
"■>.'ryiliing for the best. I have not 
•'ii; p'easuro ihat many have, to 
wuifort their parents by kind words 
"f s; mpailiy, yot I hope to greet 
'li™, If it IS God's will, when we 
'"■e( in that laud bjyoiid t!ie skies, 
«''<^fc paning shall be known no 
''"'"^^- IJ. Zellkrs. 


Oae day a leichtrsaid lo his c'ass. 
^%s,you can all be u-eful if you 
'" '■ Jfyoii Cannot do goo 1 by gieat 
"'f;!!*, yi.u cm by linje ones.'' 

llie hoys said nothing, but the 
■"her sa>v by their looks that they 

di 1 to. He gave me live ceuli!. I 
have brought it to put it in the 
mis-ionjry box." 

"I was walking with my eyes 
opou aud my hands reidy, as you 
told u<," Said the fuurtli b ly, "wlien 
1 saw a little fcllo'.v crying beeause 
he had lost some pennies iu the gut- 
ter. L told liiiu not *.o c.y, ant I 
would try to fmd his pennies. J 
found them, and ho dried <ip his 
tears, ran oti'and felt very hippy." 

A lit'ili boy said,''l saw my moth- 
er was very tired one day. The ba- 
by was cross, and luother looked 
sick and sad. I aske.l motlier to 
put the baby iu my little wagon. 
She did so, and I gave him a grand 
ride lonnd the garden. If you had 
only heard him crow, and seen him 
clap his hands, teacher, it would 
have done you good ; and oh, how 
nuic') briglitiir mother looked when 
I look ihe l.aby indoors again." — c.\. 

\Vheii the Christian is overtaken 

by the storm of adver.sity, iir has 
bicn deserted by friends, or is called 
to bury a loved one, his heart is 
cheered and comforted by the voice., 
"It is I.' 

A lifporUr m leanted from eueyy Church 
iix tttt hratherhntid to Aend 1M Chnrrh newn, 
Ofnluitrm, AnnonneamsiiUor nnythingtltnt 
tritt t,r of yeiteriil interest. To hisi/iv ineer- 
tioit, tlic wriinit Hftme munt accompany cii^h 
eommunicittion. Onr initiation 1*5 not per- 
sonal liiitgemval — ptea/tereiipond to ota- call. 

Wkmui Rtix, Pa.. ) 
Jan. 2, 73. | 
Dttir Pilgiim: It Ims been some- 
time since I have written for your 
coUinins, and will try and give a few 
interesting fads of our series of meet- 
ings which was held at Clay Lick 
Meetinghouse, beginning on Iho 21st 
and ending on the 28lh of December. 
The I?rellireii who labored for ns were 
J. F. Oiler and 1). F. Good I'rom 
Wayncsljoro, Pa., (J. Monrer X. .Mar- 
tin, U. Miller and G. Bricker. We 
had a good incoting, one I Irusl that 
will not soon be forgolteu by the 
brethren and sisters who attended. 
We feel to thank Gjd that it wajour 
happy privilige lo meet day after dav 
and night after night in the house lif 
the li'Hil, and hear the glad tiiiin"Sof 
salvation proclaimed aloud, by our 
bcloveil hrelhrcti who came to ns on 
a mission of love. May God bless 
them for their labors of love and have 
souls for their hire, with gr.aee .=Mili- 
cieiit for their day and trial, and fi- 
nally grant them a home in Heaven, 
where sickness, sorrow pain and death 
are feared ami fell no more. 

^Vlleu wc: sat under their pleadings 
with sintters lo turn from their evil 
ways ta God, we wondered how Ihey 
ci.uhl resist the spirit of God and 
cling to sa'an, the ciicniy of their 
souls wdio is linrrying Iheui on to de- 
struction and, a'l t.>ii soon, 
laimc'i tlie;n into rleriiity unprepared. 
Think dear Muner before it i< loo late! 
Brethren and sister-^, we shonl I feel 
greatly encouraged in our race, fir 
they urged us lo press onward and 
npAard to the mark and the prize of 
the high calling as it is in Christ Je- 
sus. I can say, for one, that my soul 
burned ^vith a strong de.sirc to live a 
more holy life than I have done iierc- 
tofbre, and by the grace of God hope 
to do so. How sweet the lime passed 
away when we were together in the 
,i;anctiiary of the Lord, in singing, 
niMying and praising God, and hoiv 
loalhe we were to leave the phcc were 
.Jesus showed his smiling face, bill 
time passed away and out meeling 
closed and we have returned to our 
homes, [jet us not soon forget v^hat 
WO have hear.l, and be earnestly en- 
gaged in prayer for one another. 
Prtiy for us dear brethren, remem- 
beriitg that we oficn ask (Jod lo bless 
you ami your families, aud if wo nev- 
er meet in this vale of tears, may we 
all meet around G>id's throne in heav- 
en where we will part no more. 
''U'lioie .Jesus dwcllaniy soul woalil he, 
Ami faints my miieli loveil I.ord to see; 
Kartli twine no more .iboat my h'larl, 
Kor it is better to depart." 

Kate Em.ioit. 

Uki.l Delight, Benton Co., Mo. I 
Die. 22, 1872. f 
J)mr Etilors of the Pii.uiilM and 
brethren iu Christ I wish to drop 

you a few lines for Ihe lirst time to 
give jon au idea of our situation at 
' this place. Wc have been living here 
; nearly two years and we iievrr iiad a 
' meeling any nearer than forty-five 
I miles to my knowleilge. I am soiry 
to think that wo cannot have meet- 
ings closer aud oftener. We feel our- 
selves as lost sheep without a shep- 
iierd. If we only could have some 
of the brethren come and preach for 
us, it wonlil do us so much good, and 
they woiihl reap thoh- reward. Our 
little flock is but small. There are 
but five members living licre, but 
may the grace of God rest on each 
and every one of us, that we mav, 
witli the prayers ol our brethren, niid 
sisters, go on iu the faith of the prom- 
ise which wc have in Holy Writ, that 
"Where two or three ai-e gathered to- 
gether in my name there am I in the 
Uiidst of them.'' Dear brethren ami 
sisters, you that have the privilege of 
going lo meeling, lliink of ns us we 
iiecil your prayers in our behalf. 
From vour unworlliy brother, 

1). H. tiA.vrox. 

il.VJttl.TOX, jJ/o,, 1 

Dee. 11,1872 / 
Tn the Uri-l/iivti mill FrUiuLi ivlio 
intend to aid and .assist us in huiUing 
the Meeting Homo in the Himiilton 
Congregation, Daviess ca, Mo. 

Inasmuch as tlio biiikliiig committee 
has beeu upp lintod aud s inio of the 
building u.aterial already prepared, and 
remittances coming iu very slow, we 
would say to brethren and friends 
who wish to manifest their love, kind-, and liberality hy true tokens, 
(.17f;ti/i.v, ) to send in at oiieo or as soon 
as convonieiu. Any amount will he 
thankfully recived. Kemittances can 
bs made by cxpivsj or regiitered l.'tler 
to either of theiubsorii crs. Brethren 
and friends pleu; consider this matter 
and act without delay, we lliink it is a 
good cause, and the Lord will rowaid 
you for your labor of love. 

Cotainlttee of AiviDii/cment. 
Hamilton E.t. Ofii;o, Geo. Witwer. W. 

B. Sell, D. H. Sell and Jacob Nau- 

gle, ilamilton, iMo. 
No E.'iprcss Office, Daii'l Pefily, .Utu- 

vista, .Mo, 

Dear Brot'iei — -Piease say to the 
churches of the Soathcrii District of 
III., that the committee of arr.inge- 
inciils lor A. M., wishes to say to 
thetn, that all the ehiirehoj that wish 
lo ofi'er a loca'.ion for the A. M. 
should send th;ir req lest to the eoni- 
mittcesoou, as tlioy e.<£()ect to exiiui- 
ine the places oft'-red aud d.terniiuc 
the location lliis 'winter, an 1 if no 
more places are offered bclure the 
eonimittee will make their e.xauiina- 
tioi), they will make their selection 
out of the places now offered. 

I would also say that I have yet 
a few copies of the Minutes of the 
District iMeeting on reserve. If any 
of the churchea in the district failed 
to get them, thev can yet be supplied 
by notifying me, 

Danii:l Yam.max. 

Viriliii, hox 53 Mijoitphi C'j., IU. 



An ^briaged Beport of a Trlj, to Pa„ hj \ D^"'! '^■"■"■'-*-'"- "f'',' '" ''''"■"^'' 
'"' " i - ■ ■ ' ' whfre we lii'M a meeting. 

(Jii tlif ifilli went 10 our a!;cd broth- 

Eld- John KniBlcj- 

I'i,vm()i;ti!, Fnb., ) 
Dw. 23.1, 1872./ 
J)inr Ilntileisoflhe I'lI/iitiJI: In 
my notm of travel lliroiigli llie East, 
1 |iroiniso(l I.) nWi: a K''nf^ral report 
on rnv rclnrn home wliifh protnise I 
will now fnllill. On the 8lh of CW., 
j went west to Wanatah and Ihcncc 
minlh ooinc lilly miles to a Commun- 
ion .Meelini; at fricnii .lohn ])ol)hin«'. 
Elil. Jno S. Siiowher);er lios tlie 
cliarce (if this ni'W ilistrii'l. I'Vom 
here I went to Montieelln and atlenil- 
eil a Lnvfeast on the lltli. Here I 
met our esteemed Elder J. (Jninter — 
liad a very ffmi\ inreliiiK — liro. do 
sepli Arilieli was ordained to llio e! 
dership. ' '■ ■' ' '" ' 

After the elose of the meet 
^ I went to the house of itro. .1. b 
Siinwhcrger's, and on the lltll we, J. 
M. .Snowher(;er and wife, myself and 
Sister Dillinfjer were talien to l)el- 
jdii to lake the train for I'a. Arriv- 
eil at AllOiina on the Ifllli, at 7 p. m. 
h'rom there we went to Martinsburj;, 
lilair eo., I'a., and was taliun to the 
Yello.v Creek Chureh to attend their 
Lovefeasl. Jaeoh Miller has the 
nversinht oi' this eharge, assisted liy 
]j. Kurry, D. Siio\vheri;er, Jiio. ICsh- 
leman, S. A. Moore, .lohn U. and J. 
'/,. R'.plogle. This dislriet is in Ucd- 
f. r.l CO., and is thought to have n 
ineinbei'ship of 5011. Tlie Church 
seems to he in good otdir and in a 
tln'iribhio}; condition. 

I'Vom here we went to the CJIovcr 
Ci'eek (^onKrei^ation, where they held 
a Lovefeasttm the 17th. KIders (loo. 
and ,1. W. lirnndmnt^h pieside here, 
assisted hv (I. W. Brnndiangh, 'riio=. 
]!, Mail.hsks J. L. Wineland.iilld .1. 
Snr)wher^er. The meeting was inter- 
(slinn and much love nmuifested. 
I'r un here we crossed th(> mtninlain 
s*ld lemainedwith IJro. I)aniel Ilrum- 
ban^li until m'.\t morning, when ue 
took the ears at (^'uifee Itiin for James 
Creek. Here \ve met our dear Hro. 
II. li. Bri\ndiangh editor ol the I'll,- 
OKIM, nod his land wife, also two 
di'iir sisters, W. A. ("larkeand ICnima 
Mider, wdio are .working in the I'li.- 
UKIM Olliee. At this place 1 fii-st 
lieiird from ncu.e and was very glad 
(o heat from my children. Geo. 
Brunibaui^'i Ib the elder of the .lanres 
Crwk (.'hiM'cli, assisleil by H. B. 
and G. U. Hrund)ungh. The nrem- 
belfl here all appear very kind and 
everything seems to be in gocd ottlei'. 
Their L^vefeast, cmnmeneing on the 
18lh, was one of mu(-h interest, itnd 
was a feast to the soul indeed. 

On the 21st I, with liro. 1). 8now- 
herger, took the train at New I'teas 
ant Grove for Dale C'ity, where we 
were met bv the bVelhren and eon- 
dueled to their lunnes. 1 was here 
made tit think how pleasant it is to 
ineit the brethren. So will it t>e 
when Jesus comes, we >haU aU then 
meet to part no more. We put up 
for the iiii;ht with liro. U. >I. Beaeh- 
ley, M. IX Ni'xt inerning visited 
the Coii}j>anhn 0//»ee, andthen visit- 
ed the kind fimily of II. R. llolsiiig- 
or, was well entertained. On the 2'itl 
there was a Lovofeast hehl at the Klk 
Lirk Chureh. Here is a large meui- 
hership and is the place that the A. 
Meeting will be held for 1873. On 
tie 25th, in coaipany with .1. 

cr Andrew .Snnwbcrgcr, Elder of the 
Snakespring C ingregatlon, where we 
had several meetings. 

On the 27th had a meeting in Mor- 
rison's Cove. Here I and .1. S. Hno v- 
herger separated, anil I went to the 
Hopewell Dislriet. Bro. .Jacob Steel 
is the elder, assisted by Henry and 1). 
S. Clapper. I'Vom here was taken to 
the Yellow (yreek Church again and 
held several meetings and then gave 
the parting hand to my travelling 
companions and returned to .James 
Creek where I remained until the 12lli 
of Nov. I then started in company 
with .1. I'. Brumbaugh, f)r I'hiladel- 
phia, but nii.-.siiig the train at lluu- 
tingihm, we remained over nigiit with 
Bro. A. B. Brumbangh, M. I). The 
Doctor entertained us kindly, is a 
man of talent and commands a large 
pracliee. Next m->rning look the 
ears for the City, and made our lirsi 
call in the city of blMtiierly love with 
Bro. C. Custer and kind family. In 
the p. m. went to (lermantown and 
called on liro. Davis Yonco where I 

remained until the IClh, preached 
once ami made a number of ciIIb. 
Then returned again to Philadelpliia 
and had two meetings. 

On the 19th, star'ed for Eld Mo- 
ses MillerV (;ongregatioii,at Mechan- 
icdiurg, t'undteiland co., I'a., had 
three meetings in Mechanicsburg 
Bro. .Miller aeeompanied me on a vis- 
it to a number of the members which 
1 enjoyed much. This congregation 
seems to he in good order and much 
love manifesled. Then visited Elder 
d. It. Ilanawalt's Congrcgalion and 
attended eight meetings. At this 
place I got the sad news of the ilealh 
of inv .ion-in-law which ended the en- 
jovnient of my trip and caused me to 
look homeward. 

I started for James Creek where I 
had two mm-e meetings and, one at 
(Jofl'ic Run. On the 3d of Decem- 
ber I tniik my leave of the dear inein- 
hers and started for home where I ar 
rive<i salely and found all well, but 
were sorry to iind the vacant seats 
which were made liy dealli during my 
absence. On the olh oui meeting 
eouinienecd. lire. (Jninter failed to 
come, but Bro. J. Cilvert andO. W. 
Miller were present, and labored for 
us to aeceptance — one added by bap- 
tism and hope many more will come 

In cnnelusion, 1 will say that I nev- 
er enjoyetl myself so well as I did 
during this mission of hive. I ask to 
be excused for not naming all the pla- 
ces that I visited, feel assured that yon 
are all kindly remembered though not 
named. lirethren and sisters roniem- 
ber us in vonr prayers.and may we all 
hold out faithful until we meet on 
the other side of Jordan, never to pari 
any more. 

at Bethlehem, and preaehc<l for Ui. 
They gave many words of admoni- 
tion^ and urged ns to remain faithful 
to liie end so liiat wc may obtain 
that pearl of gnat price, the crown 
that faleth not away reserved in 
Heaven for those that fear God. 

On Sunday afcernooa we had a so- 
oi»l meeting of singing and prayer. 
We Icll that it was gooil to be togeth- 
er, and had a foretaste of Heuveu 
indeed. I as a "babe in Clirisl" felt 
happy and overjoyed, and with r(! 
newed energy shall stand by the eap- 
lain of our salvation in the thickest 
of the light, plead boldly for the cause 
of the R^deeaier, that I may' once 
havca "clear title to a mansion in the 
skiei," to a "citv that has foundation 
whose maker and builder is God. 

On parting, the farewell tears llow- 
ed freely, indeed many farewell tears 
were shed. I as a young brother 
never l)efore knew that the dear | 
hrethren anil sisters were so closely 
bound together. I'hey are imlccd 
ble-ised ties. iSIay God inspire us 
with His spirit to feel btill a deeper 
love for each other, and for onr fellow 
men wdio are yet out of the ark of 
safely, in the gail of bilternes.s, and 
unconeerned about tln.'ir sonis salv.v 
tion, so that they can see by unr walk, 
talk and conversation in life, that we 
are "a peculiar people, z-'alous unto 
every go nl work." 

The I'lUiiiiM is still a welcome vis 
itor. May it continue its weekly 
visits to the brethren, sisters and 
friends, and be the moans of calling 
manv to righteousness. I'hat the 
JiOrd may bless us, and all connceted 
with the publication of the I'lLuiiIsi, 
and nl Issi when the warfare is ended 
in this vale of tears, talie us unto 
llinistif, where He sliall wipe all 
tears from onr eyes and we shall 
reign with Him forever and ever, is 
the jnayer of your niivvorthy broth- 
er in Ci.risl. 



Al.t-KNTOWN, Pa., ) 
Jan. ISth, 1873. ( 
Dear lirdhrn Editors; — As no 
church news nppciirs in the Pk.gUIM 
from this purt of the Lord's vineyard, 
I will \u'ix a lew tho'ij^lils, if you 
think Uhm« worthy a plai'o. On Sat- 
urduy ovoain;; and Sunday last, Bros. 
Samue! Gotlel and David Kiter stop- 
ped with the little band of i»ilgrims 
lid land soldiers of the cross soJDuniing 

I.tWISTOWN, l*a, 

,Ian. loth 187:3. 

Dear Brethren: — By iheie few 
lines I will iiifi)i-m you that ytsier- 
day evening fiur series of meetings 
eiof-ed. Hill one application f-r b ip- 
tism, two reclaimed, and inaiiy good 
impressions made by the brftiiiren, 
nati.ely : D. F.dood Jft'-ul. U. Tros- 
ile, and Jaob F. OUcr. Ti.c l.'ird 
bless then f )r ilioir labore, as thi-y 
labored faithtnlly for both saint ai:d 
sinner. The c mviction of my heart 
IS, that it wilt do us nil irood, and 
my prayer i.>^, that the seed (or word 
oi God Vvhich has bren s-owu broad- 
cast amongst us by O'lr beloved 
brcchren, will bring mac'i fr.iit 10 
the glory of God, and to tlio conver- 
sion of sinners. 

Ki.Diiii Jacou 

BULGER.— In the Snakcipiin™ ChuM, 
Bedford Co.. Pit . Dee 29, 1373, our m.! 
tcr Hann.ih Bulger, ajjed 40 yo;iri. !) ,|,,,^ 
and 80 days. Funeral improved by \[^^ 
bretliren from 1 Cor. 15; .")!, i2. 
DEGAKMIN.— Inthe s:inie Congregation 
on tlic 29ili «f December, Mary Degar' 
inni, ajjL'd OS years, 9 mos. and 3 days. 
This agfd motht-r wa^i n niftnber of tlic 
I.utlieraii cluncli. and was much alBicifd 
for the last G years, Funeral improved by 
lh« writer. 

mTCIIliY.— 1» the smae coininnnity, on 
Dec. aist,187S. Michael Hitchey, agciTaii 
years, 9 in >. and Jl days. Fnnunil Jijt, 
course by A. Saowbcrger and tlie wdicr 
from Hebrew chap. 27 vcr. 
The subject of this notice become alaiQi. 
cd in his Iftot diiys about hi, ^ future salta- 
tion, and luaWe api'!i«ntioii lo become n 
inember ui'tlic church. We tried to en. 
counige him in the good caus'.- of .Jesm, lu. 
.being very weak in the tlcsli, aud siill wcHk 
lu tho f;iitli, wished to wait till to inuriow, 
but that Ihne never eome to him. Hp 
leaves a sorrowing widow and 4 childrob in 
mourn tlie loss. 

FOREMAN.— Alse in tlie same Congrega. 
lion, our much beloved sister Lydiii Fore 
iiiiin, on the 11th of Jan , 1S73 aged 7G 
yeuvs. 10 mos. and 9il d:iys. Fuiirralim. 
proved by the same aR above IVmu Jolm 
Mill chap. 1 aud 2 ver. 
Tlie departed was a sister to Ehl. Jacob 
Stocl, and ha.s been a very pious, humble 
sister and.much beloved by all who knew 
her. We believe Ehc has gained the heav- 
enly luiuision prepared fer tlie childnni of 
Ood. Henuy IlERBimmiaiut, 

FUHRY^Jan. 10, 1873, near New Kiitur- 
prise, ijedlord co., Pa. Hannah Ainaurin 
I'urry, d;iughler of bro. John ii. yiirry, 
dec'd, and sister Elizabeth, now Miikr, 
gtaiid daughter of bro. Daifl Saowberj;i;, 
and tlie writer, aged lU yrs., 10 moa. D.s 
case, complicated Tyjihoid fever. Oua- 
sion improved by tlie bvethreu, hoin 
Matt. 24:44. "Therefore be ye also rcaiij ' 
A:c.,tothe largest audience I ever stni- 
oh such occasions. 

The subjcet of this noHco was remarka- 
ble for iiitelligeucc and strong uieiiifjiy.and 
by few ex«ellcd in eduealion for her age. 
Since the death of her father, years ag", 
she was adopi'.d into tlie fuuiily of llie wri- 
ter. being ;in obedient child, tender lieail- 
id, beloved by inauy, aiul much attnelici! 
toiler grand parents; llio loss of her, ea>U 
a t^loom over the wholtf ueighborliouil, ami 
espocially over our fireside, as her vacaiifj' 
in our ht-ai-ts can never be tilled. G wet-lij 
of iinreniiltiug care on our part, and tlio 
skill of two cniliienl pUysiciaiis were ovuT- 
ruled by tlic fell-destroyer, tlirough tin; i" 
tervening power lioin on high. It is hiu 
Lord, let biui do as secmcth good la Ins 
sight. Thus ended the life of one, who 
was near and dear to many, and as was 
feared by the writer in the beginnia g of lier 
disease, as he bad a certain preseutinieiit of 
her departure. 
Dear Hannah! a few months was l)looming 

in youth, 
Now entombed with the dead allcMingllie 

That man has to die, whether old or i" 

Strong warning from heaven, Oli, prcpiiK 
all in time. 



GEARHAHT— BUSH.— Ontho31st(^fDco. 
187'3, by the uiidersigued, Mr. Goo. W. 
Gearhart and Miss Fnmcts Bush, both of 
Fi.uiklin CO., Pa. Jso. Zdck. 

WILLIAMS— SHOUP. —On Thursday. 
January 9th, 1873. by the uudei-signed at 
the residence of ihe bride's father, Mr. 
vlbi-dham L Williams'of Carroll co., Md. 
.ind Sliss Mary E Shoup, of Beaver Creek 
twp., Greene co., Ohio. 

B. F. Dausv. 

Her sweet voice ia music no more we > 

The loss in our family caused sorrow niiQ 

tears; , ,. 

May she in sweet anthems swell th angciic 

Our loss gain associates with saints iii>o" 

Ye scliool-inates, remember, six Mceks lu 

the day, . , 

She met you the last time, not thinking' Ui 

On earth will be closed, in just saelia alion 
time, , , y 

Beware and prepare, lor you may i'-*''- 

LiiONAUu Fuiti-.v, 

(VisiVor please copy.) 
PFALTZGUAFF.— In tlio Co.lorus t'liiirc 

York county. Pa., Jan. 7, 1H;3, l"*^^ 
Geo. PfaltzgratT. aged 64 years, » '"^ 
and 2 driys. Fonerul services lr.>i'> • '" 
S4: 44, by Andrew Miller and H'^^'- 

Bro. Praltzgi-atV came to his diiitli bj ^ 
full. He came out of his house, *^*^^''| f^-ii 
two steps from his porch, slippe<l ;ui' 


■ill 111" siile on tlte rdsc of a step, broke in 
^^' .,, a,„i briiisi'd liini iiisiile, whicli oaused 
* .r.iilicrin^ "t lilood ami cntled liis life 
^ ''i fiw tUys. li"ro the people will take 
tt'iriiiii- frt'i" '1'*^ **^*^ "Therefore bo ye 
vftdv. &'■■ Christ. Ness. 

FRP'nnniCK-— In llio Owlflre«k (liaich, 
Kii'»x CO.. Olii". f>cc. 21, 1873. nurbclov- 

{.Vl'roHuiJiicob Frtdorick, aired TO yrs. 
1 „io. iiDil 19 diys 

'r!iis lirotlit^r leaves quite a number of 
(ri'-inis t" mourn llieir loss. 9 obildren imd 
M ,,,..i!i(l cliildn-ii. 14 i;i-pat-?iaud <'liildieii. 
■ijn?iiu iificd widow who is bclovod liy sill. 
Tliis iM hroiluT ami sister faced many ii 
Moiin. beiiifj members of the cbureli about 
W vt'iiri* and lived to^wlher 38 years. It 
src'iuid liiird for the dear old sister to s^i' 
liini lip. ^1"' went along to the funeral 
wliicli ti)ok place on the 32d lie had quito 
n ill sill* I" drjnrt tlii.s life, .fust before he 
(lind li'-' snicl lie would like to go to sleep 
•iiiJ ni'ver w;ikc up again in this world. Fn- 
ricial diMDnrso by the writer from Isaiah 
3Mlli rliHj'. "Set tliiiio house in order for 
timii sliiUt die and not live.'' D. N. W. 
fiHE-;NAWALT.— -Un. 12, 1873, in the 
J.aim:* Cretik Cliurch, Huntingdon co., 
Pa., Elnier, son of bro. Samuel ;ind sister 
XMinie Oirei'n;iwalt, of croup aad brun- 
cliiiis combined; iigod 2 yis. 1 mo. and 
29 (IsiyB. Funeral services by thecditors. 
TliB sahjeet of this notice was rather a 
iviiiarkaljlo child, exhibiliuif more than an 
indinaiy dfgr«e of mental powers, Al- 
tliiiiigli lie was deprived of the power of 
sjici'di by the »Jfect.s of the terribh; disease 
ivilli wliicli he diod, yot his gestures and 
mi)vi?ia<:iU.<^ ware that of a man rather lliin 
a rliild, But llic time for his iransplniittiif,' 
]v.\(\ ciiniL- and lie paisad over the dark and 
ilrcUkit'il scene of death with les3 svlfering 
Hum w;is expi'Ctcil. but his rein')Tal has 
leU nn xcliiug and painful veid in the fiiin- 
ily nnii in the loviuy hearts of the paienis 
iiiiil srmul parents, which nothing on earth 
can liJl. 

Another plant removed from the faiiiily 
iiursciy to ihe fair climes of Heaven, anotli- 
ei auj^el added to the happy thi-ong, anolb- 
or glorified spirit joinad to Die eelestial 
clmir. Cease to mourn ye diiconsolale ones. 
Let the sweet melody v:brat« inti your 
(Ironjiiiig snuls; look up aud hopefully fjl- 
Uiw un. and o'er long you r-haU meet ou 
lli;il bctiitifnl sbure in that sweet by and 
"•y- G. B 


The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES CREEK, PA-. Jan- 2l6t, 1673. 

or llow TO send money.-. AU sujmk over 
$1. .*)!), should be sent either in a check, 
drafl or postnl onler. W neither of these 
can be obtained, have tbc letter regibte^d. 

t^ >VuEX Mo.NET is sent, ahroys send 
with it the name and address of thoeo who 
paid it. Write the names and postotUceat 
l>liunly as pos.sible. 

^~ EviiiiY subscriber for 1873, gets a 
PiVjriia Almanar Fuee. 



A Liclitenwalter, 5.80; Maria Herring, 
1.2'); M(j:scs Miller. 16 25; Jolm Oii- 
icr. ;)00: M IJiindlc, l.oO; L Reeil, 
l.-">0; JJarl):i a Price, 1.2-5; D Brum- 
'•;iu.:;li, .-) 2.i; J K Roycr, 1 00; Isaac 
Brigl.t, 1.60; Jno Moli'er. 3 iO; Fred. 
W Kuhicr. ;j 00; S P Maust. 1 20; 
Noiih M:aulic4er,a 00; G Ebj',l.->0; 
iN D Ilailsell. 1 60; D Tioxcl, 10 00- 
|>av.<] Zook, 3.00; Enoch Ehy. 1 -VJ; 
1) tiooilyear, 1 50; \Vm II Millar' 
'■OH; .loiias Prico. 7.oO; Jod F Heck- 
[i-j, I.-jU; Jolin Biowa, 4 -30; S M 
Kiutncr, G ."iU; Eld Jno Murray 1 70- 
■|oii;ili Kimmell. 2 60; Isaac P Giby! 
f;;jO; H\VShcuk,1.00;Pe(erIvollar, 
^■•-jO: Jno DNuni3, 5.30; CAHart- 
'"■''». l.-V); .JU ll,„T<msp.rger 7.62- 
J^jDolter, 1.50; licnj Hl,od^8, 1.2^ 
Abi-am Baum, 1.50; f5 AIun)mcrt,4.50; 
' I' ler, 1.5U: JoilHia01Iinr;3r4 5'J: 
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i.i. Lnohr, y.oo; H. Tootiuna., 1, 

HM;50; D. G. Varner, 2 00 ■ W 
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j^- U blmemaker, 1;J 20; L. Horta- 

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4 50 'l ■'v'^"^-'^-' l-'^5; f. Nes.s' 

IC I.''"i) , '• "iiiml'augh, ].O0; 

Tliei'f is much said iib^ut bard 
times and there may be some truth in 
it as money seems a little scaree and 
iianl to get in places, but this should 
not flffeet Lhe circulation of the PiL- 
OKIM, andwe believe that it would 
not by any means wa.s iis worth duly 
apprecialcd. Hard times may cur- 
tail the buying ol' farms and making 
investments for speculation, but when 
it co:)ie3 down to the snull coustder- 
ulion ot ,^1.50 fur the Pir.uniM wliicii 
brings its weekly portion of the bretwl 
of life to tlie hungry soul, it should 
not be taken into oonsideration, and 
is uot by those who are not willing 
to live by i)ieid alone, as we could 
abundantly show from a large num- 
ber of letters like the following: 

^'■Dear Srefhren: — By ihia I in- 
form you that I felt sorry on the re- 
ceipt of the PruJuiM, especiaily 
so, wiien I read that it wotdd be the 
last number for the year. Ob, it 
seems to me as if I could do with a 
little less bread, rather than do with- 
out the weekly visits of the PiLG.tnr. 
Enclosed find ^1.50, for whicli please 
send it on," &c. Sucli, brethren aud 
aisters aie the feelings, expression, 
aud work of the poor, and how un- 
like it is from the grumbling that wc 
sometiine.s see from tbc pens of breth- 
ren who count their wealtii by thous- 
ands. (K course we do not mean all of our wealthy members are 
uneliaiitablo, not bv any means, as 
some have done nobly iu sending the 
Piix.utM to the poor, but as a rule 
there «:liniot be as niach pure and 
vital religion found among the rich 
as there udn among the poor, not the 
same thirsting after riglitcousnessand 
religious reading. Wlieu we get as 
sa i bungry fir religious reading as the 
above writer, hard times will not 
stand iu tbo way. Sitice we have 
eoinmenced publishing the Pilgrim 
we have learned to place a much 
hi_^ber estimate on the zeal and in- 
tegrity of the p>or, an 1 for their ben- 
efit especially liave accepted in part, 
ihc credit systeni. Talk about losing 
by trusting our members ! We would 
be a^liamed to tliluk that we have a 

would dcliberatelyVhcat us out of our | correspoudencc is jett'ing behind time, 
bard earne<l (hies. N^o, brethren and [ nolwithstandin^ 

sisters we will not believe that we 
have such among us until we are 
forced to the conclusiun by aotual ex- 
perience. Therefore we continue to 
invite all nf our memberK, no matter 
how poor, to tnke aud ivad the Pil- 
grim. If you Imve not got the mon- 
ey now send us your names, and 
you c;in easily earn $1.50 within the ! fi 
next six months. 7/y i( 

we are giving more 


In all enterprises it is eiicnira^ing 
to the patrons ta know that there is a 
growtii or increase in usefulness. At 
first our circulation was confined to 
some 8 or 10 Statos. At present wc 
have an actual circulation in the fol- 
lowing States and Territories : 















W. ^''irginia 
N. Carolina 
l^QVf Jer,^cy 
Xew York 

\Ve also send one «oj>y to Derby- 
shire, England, and almost daily they 
are coming iu from placos where our 
church was uever before known. This 
fact alone should put our contribu- 
tors on their guard as to what they 
send us for publication, as whatever 
is publishifl in the Pimjium is stt 
upon a bill and cannot be hid. Let 
us cease grinding our petty little dif- 
ferences and set our Zion foith iu its 
moat beautiful robes. It is true, her 
outside garuKHits may apj)ear a llille 
uncomely, but to kiiov/ her aright is 
eternal life. 

Now, brethren and histeis, if you 
are desirous of having our herders eu- 
largol helt> us. We have dene our 
part by letting the world know that 
there is a Pii.fiurM wailing for a call, 
Will not some of you give that call? It' 
any of you have friends In Europe, 
Asia, Africa or anywhere cl&c, send 
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and yo\x may accomplish a good work 
and be blessed in the deed. Any 
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who are supplying us with copy, but 
we hope that none will fetl slighted 
on account of the non-appearance of 
their productions Wc are trying to 

, , „. ^,^. use such as will get out of season by 

J-OO; J. K. L:me, 6.00 ; i brother or sister in the church that , being delayed, but still some of our 

tlian the usual space to this kind of 
matter. There is a variety of tastes 
ui regard to this class of reading, some 
say not enough, and others, too mueh. 
We shall try to please botli parties 
by keeping between the two ex- 
tremes. IVe do not wish any to 
stop writing because wo are a little 
ash just now. AViien we once get 
, a little leisure, we shall boil some of 
it down atid give only the substance. 


Nancy Somrant/, Your paper is 
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All over that, 10 per oent off. 

Joseph Uruuy: R. B.'s Pilgrim 
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Eld. G. W. That will do, send 
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J. M. Alc.pUan. Your money 
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A. R. SwrrzKR, O. S. & U. S.,your 
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you wwh the Prr.uuiM continued for 
*73, and are ihey ixtid for 1872".' 
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all names as plaiidy as possible, also oflicca. We get some written so 
badly that it is impossible to dlsel- 
plier them. 

Bro. Z)aniel SnojK, wishes to 
know whether there are any brethren 
liviug iu Davis Co., Kansas. If 
any of our readers know of any they 
will confer him a favor by giving 
him their name an<l address. His ad- 
dress is Junction City, Davis Co., 

Namk Wanted. Some porpc»n 
sent us ^2.75 wishing the Tune Rook 
aud the PiuniiM, to be sent to Co- 
lumbia City Indiana, and gives us no 
name. As soou as the name is sent 
us we will send both. Any one know- 
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vor hy informing him of bis mistake. 
Sample C0PIK.S, A number of our 
subscribers have been asking for spec- 
imen copies of the Phrenologk d 
Ji)iirnnl. To such and all other-* 
wlio may wish to axept onr tecin.", 
(The WKtvKi-Y ]*iLGKrM and Phren- 
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we would say that we have now pro- 
cured a number of sample copies of 
the P/nrno'or/i.'nf Jounud aud will 
»end sample copy to such as think of 
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T 11 E W E E K L Y 1' I L G K 1 M. 


It is reported tliivt Mc.lo d'Aubigne 
has left two iifiirly coinpV-tcrl volumes 


Tlif ronii)Ii--ti'>n of Ihc Cliespeak ami Oliio 
Trunk l.iiic Hailwii). li:i» o|)tluil up lo llic 

licli tlOAI, FIEl-I)S!iniIclu«ipKAHMlMl 

onilic Hcfoiini.tion, carrying liis record I i.ANDSofW. Vn. Now i» tl.o time togct 
™ - ■ •' ' ■ ap liomcB and invert money wjtli tlie 

. ^ . . ^_.i — 111 i.'or furtli- 


to tlie ile«th of Lullier. 

Tlic lilirary of llic Eseurial, wliich , •• ^^^^^^ 
so riurrowly eBCiijicd dcHliuetiou a ,i„„. lO. 
loonth or two siuec, coiiliiius over four- !, 
teen ihounaiul iM.SS. in Hebrew, Ara- ; 
bic and and other hinguiigcii. 

The recent wonderful Buecees of 
the I'^rencti loan jiroven the Freneli 
peaiianlry llie wealtliienl in Enrope ; 
the secret is reononiy, universal in- 
dustry of women as well as men, and 
conlei'itnient with littK-. 

Two Japanese priests have come lo 
Berlin to uhluin infornialion about 
(he Oliristian lelijjion, and the lU'V. 
\h-. Liseo is engaged in explninini; to 
them thi^ disliiinnishin;; lectures of 
tile vaiious Cliri-lian creeds. 

' iHO»nect of a Iiandsomc prolll. 

cr iinrlieulnrs inquire of llic unilersien. 
aeenl for lands here. .7 S. Pl.OltV. 
Oreliard View, Tayeltc Co., V, . \ a 

Triue Immersion. 

,\ discussion on 1 rine Immersion, by letter 
lietwren Elder 11. K. Moomnw and Dr. 
.1. J. .laekson. to wliieh is annexed a 
Treatise on llie I.' rd's Su|.per, and on 
llic iiecessily, cliaraelenind evidences ol 
the new 1/iitli, also odinlo;,oie i>n the doc 
trine of non-rcsisUince, by Elder li. t. 
Mooniaw. Single copy SO cents. 


A reninrkable foi; in-evuileil over 
New Yorli last Friday. (In the riv- 
ers niivigntion was suspended, and 
the lorry boats ero.s-e.i slowly iitid 
irregularly. On the Nortli Uiver 
two boats enllided,lnit happily with- 
out liiliil results. 

A penlk'innn in Iowa claiiua lo 
have inaile the discovery that tea 
can he ^rown in (.'lawford eonnty, in 
tint 8;ute. Theexpeiilnent has been 
tiled, and it is Slid tliat ""U ]iound8 
of tea liavo actually bi en raised on 
one acre of land. 

Arrau(;eninnt8 linvc been eomple- 
ted tor theoi'iianizitiou of the Caen- 
diau I'aeilic Railway Conioany. Tlie 
capital is to be subtcrihed ami nj; the 
t'anndians, who seem anxious lest j 
their Uhderlakiuf; pass into the hands 
of liiteigu and rival corporations. 

VI.11UII1A. — The lumber btisiueiw 
of Florida is iucreasini; with rapid 
strides, and is an important source of 
revinue to the people of the State. 
The l,al<ee(Uinlry, at the head if the 
OcUlawaba river, is rapidly lillin(;np 
with an iiitellij;cnl and tlirifiy popu- 
Intibn. This section pies"iits a line 
opening for the cnltivalion of the or- 
anjie, eotlon nnil sii;;ar. 

irine immersion 



Boiiis a rollocliim of Ui>li>vii';iKnu)1iilious 
fnun nunloni imt\ aiuifut nutluirti, ]tniviiifj: 
llial n Tmtin'.-Foi.u Imnu'isiDii wiis tlic only 
miitlioil of bai>ti/.iiifi t'vci- iniu-lii^oilby Oic 
A\>ostlcB aurt llii'ii- viiimc(li;ito sui-ccssovs. 
Tlu' aiillmr, after iiroviii^ 'riim' Iimiu'i>ion 
lo Imve Viccn Uir luivaninfiiniictii'O, in Imp- 
tism, till' liifcl lolO jiiusol the (."liiislinn 
pro, conmicnccs with tlir lifih I'l-ntiiry. i\nil I 
U-aCiS a 'riuui'-Iohi Inunoision, to within IJH I 
years of tlio aposllc Jolin'.v (W';ttii, unil tlicn [ 
jn-ovisit \o have been tlie Ai)o>li»l:e method [ 
of baptizing, wliiU' S^in^lo lnunei-»ion wax 
mvenli'd not less limn 320 yeai-s after the 
licatli of Cliiist. 

l»vit np in a neat paniphlel ftum, wiUi 

good paper cover, iiutl will lio scut, pjst- 

paid, on the foUowinj; terms: Due copy, S.j 

els; rive copies, ^l. 10; Ten copicf. ^•2.00. 

Aaai-csP. J. II MOUUK, 

UrbftUft, t'Imnipaign co., 111. 
Oct. 33. 

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with tbcin. Others who are not agents, 
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sale. We have now made nrmngenients 
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Coubtitntion of Man, Cmnbe. 


l*<duealion. By Spiirzbeini. 


Menioyy — How to Improve it, 


Menial Science, Lectures on, 


Srlf-Cullure and Perfeetion. 


t'onibe's Pliysiolo;;y, Ilbis. 


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(,'onibc OB Infiinoy, 


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The Stienee of Human Life, 


Fruit t'ultuve for the Million. 


Savinj^ and Wasting. 


Wiivsof Life— Ulghl^Yay. 


Footprints of Life, 


Conversion of Si. Paul, 


AMINIKD." m- Eldku J. S. Floky. A 
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tliat unbickstlic ^v(Hl(lel■rlll mystery. Tlie 
Ciuises by wliiuli IVt'liiiys are excited. How 
the m.)niuiitaryR'eUn-.scalled"]':xperiniont 
al relit;iun" me l.nuighl about, and then 
eonclu(!eB by yivinti that form of doctrine as 
lanylit by Jesus Christ and recorded by Ins 
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advocate in tlic spirit of lore anil "'"'■• .j, 
principles of true Cluistiauily, lal"" ' ' ,, 
promotion of peace anuuig lie; 1''"' i„ii 
God, for the cncouiagcment ol "■' JV,, 
and for tbe conversion ol sinners, ai^^ 
Uiose tilings which tend toward di»uaioi 
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Eleven copies, [elcvenlii lor -^gt.j » 
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VOL. 4. 


NO. 4 



"Twiis but a W(n\l, ii {-arelos^ wonl, 
As tliistkMlowii it seemed as light! 

U piiii^C'd a moment on t!ie air, 
Tlu'U onward wiiiscd its tUght, 

AnolluM-Up oauglit up tlio word, 
And breathed it with a haughty sneer; 

It t::ilhtTtjd weight as on it sped — 
Thiit careless word in its career. 

Tlitti rumor cauyhl the flying word, 
And busy gossip gave it weiglit, 

Vntil that littlo word became 
A vehicle of angry hate. 

And tlien tliat wnnl was winged wtth fire 
Its mission was a Ihiug of pain; 

For soon it fell like lava-drops 
Upoo a wildly tortured brain. 

And then anotliT page of life 

■Willi burning, scalding tears were 
A load of care was heavier m^dc — 

Its added weight, that careless word. 

That c:ircleB3*word, oh! how it scorched 
A fiiiuUng, hleediuo:. quivering heart! 

'Twfts like a liungry lire that scorched 
Through every tender, vital part. 

How wild'y tliiobbod that aching heart! 

Deep agony its fountain atirredj 
It calmed, hut bitter asAies mark 

The pjitlnvny <if tliat oarclcsB word. 




thus obtaineil mii=;l li: kept in t!ie 
lamily iVoni wliicli it is inherited." 
This is the explanation which Luke 

AVi-. Well that is perft^ctly satis- 
tiiclory lespoetiug tlie genealogy of 
•roscph. You furtlior stilled that you 
knew Jo^us when lie was 9, boy. 

(rara. He used to come with His 
parents to the pa.ssover every year, 
and tlio last I heard of Him till of 
lale, was when he was about twelve 
years old. On that occasion he re- 
niaiaeil with the learned teachers of 
oar law about three days, enaversing 
^vilh them on the divine la.w ; asking 
andanRwering quesliong. He was the 
host informed, and the most compre- 
hensive lad that I ever met with : 
Ihere was not a single question con- 
nected with the teaehingfl of the sa- 
"ed r.)IU, which He could not 
accar-itely answer. 

-'('.'. Hive you ever seen him sine;; 
that lime? 

^"■iii. All I learned of him is that 

about six^ months af^er that time his 
father died, and then he remained 
with his mother in Naztreth. 

Kb'. Do you remember when and 
where Jesus was burn? 

Gam. He was born in the oily of 
Bethlehem, near the beginning of the 
seventh month (Snpt.) or about sovcn 
months before tlie dtath of Herod the 

i\7c. What became of t!ie estate 
which H^li left to his (laughter Ma- 

(rain. The estate left by Heli mere- 
ly consisted of a dwelling house and 
neees!?ary outbniUlings, ou a small 
tract of ground near Bethlehem. In 
this town Jesus was born,a!)Out the 
time Cyreuius * was governor of Syria. 
Marv and Joseph went there to be 
enrolled according to the decree of 
Cesar Augustus and when the child 
was born angels made their appear- 
ance to some Siiepherds who were 
watching their flocks by nig'it in an 
adjoining field, pr.iising the glory of 
the new born child. This circum- 
stance prompted Joseph and Mary to 
conclude that they ought to make 
Bethlehem their home ; as rO m as 
they gained possession of their little 
residence they prepared to remain in 
this place. 

Nie. Was this not the child that 
your goo<l old father Simeon took in 
his arms and blessed, when he was 
brou'^htto the temple to ba p rcsiMi- 
ted to the Lord? 

Gam. Yes, the same one, and ji^ko 
the same thut the (irophetess Anna 
thanked the Lord for the pleasure 
of seeing : — But tlien I have not fin- 
ished my storj of their property. 
About the time of the birth of the 
child a supernatural star apprjared to 
some of the wise men beyond Baby- 
lon, and they immediately followed 
it to Jerusalem after a journey of 

*Thf Unrvfd reader will notice that we 
retain King -lamca' trattslation of Luke 11, 
3, The Gicok is rendered thus by ^Vil?on: 
"This was the first Ry^istry of Quirinus 
(Cyreuius) Governor of Syiia/' Farts teaoh 
us that Kin;^ James' Iran-ilution is incor- 
recl, n.s Cyieniu-s was not governcr of Syr- 
ia till ten years after the Registry, but he 
executed the work, and was afterwards 
jjovcnior of Syria. 

about four month?. On their arrival 
here, tlioy enquired of Herod for the 
new born kinji; of the Jews. Herod, 
finally, after consulting the chief 
prieals and scribes, sent them to 
Bethlehem, requo^ling them when 
they found tlie child, to return and 
apprise h'm ofliis whereabouts. The 
wise men after paying homage to Je- 
sus in the house at Bethlehem, re- 
turned to their own country by anoth> 
er way. When Herod saw tiiat he 
was mocked of the wise men, he sent 
and slew all t)ie children iu and near 
Bethlehem. But tiie night previous 
to the slaugliter of these infanlfl, Jo- 
seph look the young child and his 
mother aud went into the land of 

Nic. And left all their prop.-rty in 

Gam. Yes, and during the tumult 
it was partly destroyed, and the re- 
mainder soon fell to ruin. They 
never realized anything for it. 

Nic. [f they went to Kgypt, how 
came they in Nazareth? 

Gam. They remained in Egypt 
*till -they heard of the death of Her- 
od, when they returned to Israel, but 
on hearing tliat Areheleus did reign 
in his fathers' stead in the govern- 
ment of Judea, th^y feared their re- 
siding ia Bethlehem would prove 
unsafe, and returned to their farmer 
home in Nazareth, where they re- 

Ni<\ And surely do you think this 
person to bo more rtui^irkable tlian 
John In the wilderness? 

Gam. On that subject it if difficult 
to properly ^lyi my mind, Jly father 
was in full faith of him one day being 
the stroug arm who would redeem 

JSHc. And is he reaJIy ohler than 
John ? 

Gam. No, he is si-v months youn- 
ger, he will not be thirty till about 
the first of the seventh month, and 
John, 1 learn, is at this time about 

N(>. 8uieiv I would lie pleased to 
beco ne acquainted witii him, and 
perhaps wUcn we visit Join) near 

the Jordan we will learn something 
more of Jesus. 

Gam. Yes I will be liappy to once 
more see the one my father so much 
lovfcd and respected. When do you 
think the road to Jericho will be safe ? 

Nie. I think of trying it in a few 
days, and when I learn that the road 
is cleared of iliese Arabs I will in- 
fbrm you and we will be pleased to 

Gam. Thank you, I will be 
pleased to do so. 

J. H. MooRii. 

Urbana, lit. 

n 1^1 III 


J)car brother George : — You wrote 
me iu your last letter that you did 
not enjoy yourself as well attending 
meeting In Kentucky as you did when 
you used to go to my meetiugs in 
Virginia, and you givo as your rea- 
son, that there is too much pride. 
Thank the Lord, you are thus getting 
your eyes open to t'lis f.ishionable re- 
ligion which is becomingao prevalent 
in this our day, and it is in the hope 
that I may induce you and my uncles, 
aunts and cousins iu that a-ul the 
surrounding vicinity, to unyoke your- 
selves from the popular tide and seek 
consolation with the blessed hope of 
a future immortality in the wounds of 
an humble and loving Savior, I ad- 
dress you through the medium of the 
PiLUiUM, the sweet white winged 
messenger, whoso mottc is "Kemove 
not thu ancient landmarks whie'rour 
i'atliers have set." 

I will now call your attention to 
tlie language of the beloved apustle, 
when he says "That which we have 
seen and heard declare we unto you, 
that ye also may have fellowship with 
us and truly our fellowship is with 
his Son Jesus Onrist." The first 
Epistlogeneralof John 1st chapter 3d 
verse. What we want is apostolic or 
primitive rsligion, and the way to 
gain this is to take heed to the apos- 
tolic doctrine as from thcni fiows 
forth the living stream as it guihod 
from its fouuluin, the Son of God. 
They, that is ibc apostles, stand as 

2G witnesses to direct our feet in 
tlie channel of trntli, being ordained 
In- the Siivit.r Himself, for this very 
pirposp tliut we eoiilH read their tes- 
lininnv and not he deceived. .Inhn, 
*lio unlhor of the lan^uaKt- "'"'**'" 
cnnsideration, was one of the nnmher 
thiit was ihtiM imlained.nnd wlu-n he 
wrntc this language lie eiideavcud to 
li-c our minds u[>'mi the entiro endi of 
Ilraven, for Ilf culled to the mand 

I he entire cloud of wil::cHseH, when 
Ib-niuKi'S n^eof ll:e plural we, fir, 
t.:iyH Jolin, "that whicli wu have ai-en 
iiihI heard." In contemplatint; npnn 
tl-is huit;uoge, we will notice 1st., 
Tl.c things that llio ApOMllo saw. 
■Jnd/rinr thingH that he heard; :*.(!, 
The 8i»lcmn iinpnrtnnre of lakin;^ thereto, nfl it is the only way 
that Wftan unite ourHclves in fellow- 
,sl,i|.with iheHnn ..fGod an.i with 
those tluit will sit upon twelve'»^U'"K "'^ **^'^'*^ trihes of 

Man was created [aire and lioly, 
l,„t fell from hi*hnly state tlinm^'h 
llic Hi:!>tility of a wii-ked enemy, Gen. 
:M chapter, and God in prouruineinu' 
iiidgnuMit npo:i unhappy man, madu 

II priiviso for liis futnn- liap[»irics,s in 
the "iMomised xeel" of tlic woman. 
.Slu mniechaiiter. Hut notwithMaiid- 
iiig thi-, man saulc ihiper anil deeper 
iiilii the Imn-ihle pit ui wickedmf.s 
nnlil all uf God's uncrentrd Hpirilnal 
li.dit sei'med to he (Xiintriiit^hed. liul 
(;i.i1in Il's h>ve, would cause the 


light tn spring up, as was j 

stand in ssifety upon the pavilion of 
the new earth. This was strictly 
followed and it wa^ so. What wa-i 
so? Wickedness was annhihted.and a 
uew era of thiols now oxist upon the 
hroad face of the earth. There is on- 
ly eight souls that people it, and they 
are thopp that had found favor in the 
sight of God. One might think that 
in ihcni and their pofierity, Unit light 
and wisdom would spri"g up all 
around, hut not so. The arch enemy, 

ighr, il:e human mind was 5=0 depra- 
ved, and ita tendency so much dnwn- 

:he dark le^sses of (he cavern,:*«\ ing 
•Lazirus, come forth.' He was present 

ward, that hi;^li pl.icps were lin ilt up, at the menioraUU scene when the pall 
(iofl's teacher.i suffcind martyrdom, i hparers of the last son of the widow 

and goils made of gidd and silver, 
wood and stone were erected, hut some, 
such as prii"<ts, ficrihc<, Levites, Sad- 
ucees and I'harisecs, ftil! held to the 
law bntlliey inlerprelCil them wrong, 
giving out that lliis mighty Deliverer 
would come i« the person ofa mighty 
conquerer who would set upon the 

l»ortraycd in the jicram of Able. 
Wluiithis lij^lit sprang up. soluility 
still exi.ted. He hlew upon the vital 
spirU and made the carih to diii-k 
d '■]^ (tfils life givin;; principle, thns 
thinUiiig that he would forever oh- 
liL'ratcthe HHinc of the living God, 
I) It as lime passed away and wi«'ket'- 
iic<s cxpan.h'd, the tempter fmnd 
WrM Ills plans had not altogelh<^'* heen 
fl ii-ees-sfid. for in the days of Knos, 
men, in tl place ofa man, hegan l> 
call upon llienan.c uf the Lord. The 
Lemiitcr K(eing that all his former 
plans failed, hegan to invest new ones, 
so ho induces the sons of (iod to tahe 
theijj wives from anuMig the daugh- 
ters of men, and as they thus married 
and were given in mavriage, wiekcd 
ness multiplied until the patience of 
Gild was tried, and his wrath reveal- 
ed in tlio nverthrov of the uutidilu 
viau world, whiili was alive with hu- 
man funis, and God's light e.iily 
pciu'tratinj; and shining through the 
avenues ot one (single family, namely, 
lliat of NoahV. Noah was rightous 
and stood as a living monument to 
warn the people. IJut it availe<l j their 
nothing, and Goil gavo idm ihc di- i of tl. 

its fruit begins toiipen initi rchellitm 
against God and His law. Time goes 
on, JVleg is horn, th» earth is divi- 
de.) Rod naliona are made. Now 
begins war, (-omnuition and blood- 
shed until God makes known the 
power of his vengeance by the over- 
throw of the cities (d" Sodom and 
Gomnrroli. E^^en tins, as terrible as 
it was. seemctl not to stay the bilious 
tide that was then raging among the 
U'-w bnrn nations of the earth. This 
was the state of things when Abrani 
ihescm of Ileb-T, who was the pro- 
genitor of llie Hebrew nation, appear 
ed. Abraham was a man full of 
righteousness, had a j^erfcet knowl- 
eilge of the Great D^-ity, that made 
the Heaven ami the earth, and so 
zealous was he in the cause, tinit lie 
espiiuwl that God wa-* called the God 
of, who wa-? I)y the special 
appointment of God called Abraham, 
and God made a covenant with Abra- 
ham, giving bim the seal of eircum- 
eisioij and the promise that in his 
seed all the nations of the earih 
should be bU'Psed. 

Again, a uew era was ushered in, 
Imt it was not yet lully devylope;l, 
the nations weie still in darkness^ the 
promised need of .\brahain were led 
into bondage. After the exi)ir«lion 
of 200 year-i, God visits them through 
the medium of his servant Moses. 
Moses WHS a prophet, and God 
wronglit great wonders by his hands 
which you can rend at \onr plejwurc. 
They arc ru'(uiitd in the book of E.\o- 
dns. The new era that bad been 
u>liered in liOO years previous to t'is 
tiine,brgan i-.nwlo develop itself. The 
exnin'andments of God were given 
I'loni Mount Sinai, uuJ they were for 
ihe express p- ofinbtrncting this 
petuliar or;^unized body iliat they 
should not fall after tlic example o(' 
there progciuturs. God's dealings 
with His [Koplc weic very wonderful. 
His love and his patience were botb 
exhibited. Ho eommilled uotothnn 
His or.ielcs. IIj'd up unto them 
prophets who woubl warn ibem ol 
L'kisl ways :>ud fonttU tltia 
loiiuus cveikib ihatsliuuld and 
mcnsions of an ark of safety winch, would happen, liuvt a deliveicr would 
if strictly followed, would bear him 1 come and liun away nngodline.':iii from 
R'Toss the torrents of the mighiyl.Iacob Xotwiihsrauding all of thi^ 
deep in wbieh he eoald icat «p«m the host of heavenly witnesses and tUe 
face of the watca until bis^iVc: could I still gicatcr vxlen^iou of Heavenly 

he prince of the power of mn appears. ! throne of David and rule as a mighty 
Tlic seed of disenrdi** sown, and soon I prince, bringing under his dominion 

all ofthe surrounding nations and 
thus according to the future covenant, 
ihev would be blessed. And «inle 
tlic people stood in high expectatitm, 
through tradition and the inlluence of 
these false teiichers, there a won- 
ilerful event look place. For hehold 
it was written in tlie pntphets, "I will 
send my mc-iscnger before tliy face to 
prep.tre thy v/ay before thee." Tlie 
angels warn the shepherds by bring- 
ing good news unto men. Tb^ star 
aj)pears, tlie wise men start and fitUow 
its course, king Herod is trmbled, 
and the empire of Cresar begins to 
tremble. U]»on the lonely banks of 
the Jordan, stands one dressed in 
eame's hair mIuisc meat was locusts 
and wild hoUL'y, and ho spok", say- 
ing, "Think not within yourselves 
that ye have Ahraliam to your fiuher, 
for I .say unto y(Hi that God is able of 
these stones to vaist; np seed unto 
Abraham, and now behold the axe is 
laid unto the root of the trees, every 
tree tliereforn whieb bringcth not 
forth good f)uit is hewn down and 
cast into the fife " Matt. 3d cliapter. 
This my beloved, is some id* tl^e 
things that the ajtostle Joliu saw, 
of them he siw as they stood upon 
the statute rocks, and some be saw 

of Xain, was couveyin^ him to his 
grave. Ha witnessed the jnyou-* ac- 
(damations of the multitude when the 
Sijii <jf God stopped the bier, reuui- 
mated the dead and dellveied him lo 
his weeping mother alive. He heard 
him utter the language; "I am the 
resurrei;ti(m and the lift*, if any man 
believe in me, though he were dead, 
yetshall he live again." Hesawand 
heard Him say; 'I am the way, the 
truth and the life, and no man Com- 
eth unto the Father hut by me." Hu 
heard hitu make his urgent appeals 
to the people,to come to a reformation 
of lite in order that they might stand 
as living niunununtsof God's mercy, 
and enjoy the ble.>sedne&.s that is in 
reserve for them in the city of the 
living God, and also whe-i he Kaid 
unto the people, ''Except ye n-penl 
ye shall all in like manner perish," 
tliat is, perish just as those Jews did 
whuse blooJ Pilate mingled wJtli the 
Jews sacrifices to be burncil up with 
tiie, and many other things the apt-s- 
ties saw whicli IS too tedious to nicn> 
tion. They were with him when he 
was betrayed by Judas, when he 
healed the servants ear, and also 
when lie was taken by the sohliirs, 
taken from tribunal to tribunal, when 
he was insulted, fcofffd at and spit 
upon, when his temples were pierced 
with thorns, when judgment was jjiv- 
en against inm and he going forth 
bearing the burden of his own cruss. 
O, the dreadful scene that follows! 
H^f is marched to tlie top of Calvary's 
mounlriin, tlie Cross is erected, his 
flesh is pierced by the iron nails, 
Heaven and earth vails ihemselvch 
from the sigiit, for the sou darken- 

witli his own eves, antl they all stand 

eonnceted witli the things that he ed, tho rocks rend ami the vail of tli 

saw and haanl. But he saw things 

that wfre still greater than they, for lie 

was present when the last named 

propliel. Jolin liie Haptist. uttered t'le 

hmguage, "Jiehold the Soa of God 

that taketh away the sin of the w(u-ld." 

He was prv^seni; when the Son o*" 

temple is rent in twain from the bot- 
tom tu the t()i», and the prosecutor is 
n;ade to exclain, " Truly ibis is the 
Son of Uud," His liie is taken from 
him. He is taken i'rmn the crofs, his 
iiody deposited in the SL'pulclicr, tlie 
stons is roUeJ at the door and sealed 
with the signature of Pilate, a cohort 
ol soldiers is given, to stand as senti- 
nels around the tomb, with the in- 
1">\\ of (Jod c-im milted tdm ! struetioiis that if the liody was taken, 
ands of his forerunner I death would be their doom. But 

God was made manifest Ity the de- 
seeiisioii of the Holy Giiost. He 
was pre-;ent and witnessed the scene 
when the 
elf into the 

John, mid was hurled beneath the 1 blessed he tlie name of Goil, for Je>;i> 

of tlu 

fer Jorda 

He was 1 was not 10 be confined to the narrow 

present and heard the voice from i limits of the grave, tor says He, "De- 

siroy this temple and in three days I 
will raise it again." The third day 
came, the angel was dispatched, the 
sentinels trembled and liecame as 
no.vsed his three years mission upon j Head men ; the stone rolled away and 
the earth. Ho witnessed the mighty I the Savior was resurrected. He br'k" 
powers that w^s in him, wlun he ' tlie bands of death, led captivity cai'- 
turned the water into wiue. delivered | 

Heaven proehiindug ; "This is my 
hi loved Sou in whom 1 am well 
pIea^ed." He wms ordained by that 
:icUnowledged Son of God and wit- 

his sermon on the Mount, aixl wlu-n | 
he made the hliud to set, the lame lo ; 
walk, the lejiers cltansed, and he ■ 

tiveaud gave gifts unto men. 

This all happened to prove Hi- 
power, to make reeonciliation for ih< 

hear! Hii voice wheu it penetrated ! siu of Adam and to make a way po:= 



sible that we, the posterity of Adam, 
miirht be restored to frieii'Isliip and 
favor with Gnd, and have the blessed 
hope within us that by following iu 
the footsteps of our glorious Esam- 
plerthat we too might attain to the 
rp;?iiiTec'tIon of t!ie dead. 

After Jesus had lieeii condemned 
to doath aud the s^'ntence put into 
execution, those whom he had cho- 
^t_n and oidained for witnesses had 
ilieir confidence shaken lo that de- 
gree that th(*y forsookjiheir high call- 
in.'' and went back to their old occu- 
iKifioiis, hut the Savior recnllei^ them 
and w!ien the twelve reas-^embled, the 
Savior ap[)ears unto ilietn, aud assu- 
red them that he b:id obtained all 
pnwei- ill Heaven and in earth, and 
Cor this cause they are to go iorth and 
''Teach all nations, baptizing them iu 
tlie name; of the Futlier, aud fcf the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching 
tliCin to observe all things whatsof^vcr 
I have conintauded you, and lo ! I 
wiih you alway even unto the end of 
the world." Matt. 28; 18-19-20. We 
notice that this language, beginning 
at tli*^ word leach, ending with the 
pronoun you in the 20ih vcrde, bears 
ont the idea of a repetition of action 
all lijrough. We notice in the first 
place that the Savior says teach, af- 
t°r thin, baptize in the name of the 
FaihiM', then baptize in the name of 
the S)n, then baptize in tlie name of 
the Holy Ghost, then comes the teach- 
in-; them to observe all thing what- 
soever He had commanded them, 
ibiMi the promise is annexed, of a 
cnnlinualion of His proaence to tlie 
full t:onsuminaliou of time. 

Now we will rehearse, "Go ye 
therefore, ' or for this reasou, for what 
rt-asun ? Why ior Ihi: reason that he 
h:t(l ohtained nil powrr. Where were 
they to go? Why lo the nations of 
the earth. Whit w^rejihey to do? 
They were to teach them. What? 
Teach them that the promise an- 
nexc'(l to the penalty in the Garden 
of Eden was realized, (hat the cov- 
enant made with Abraiiam kad been 
inaile sure, that the promised seed 
that P^as to bless the nations had 
conip, for he «aith not, "and to seeds 
as of many, but as one, aud to thy 
seed which is C iri^t." Gal. 3d chap. 
Christ had jiroven his power by rais- 
ing the dead, Luke 8th cliapter, by 
stilling the tempest ami casting out a 
it^gion of devils. He had also sntter- 
wl according to the Scriptures, John 
19th chapter. His blood rested up- 
»'i us. After ihe^e things have been 
'"•ty made known unto us and we 
'n:bihe fiith to believe it and thus see 
•^'ir deplorable condition, we must 
'■''pent, ''overy one of us," Acta 2 3G. 
What next? We must be baptized 
^^'f the remission of sins, Acts 2; 33. 
Thi.^qiialifips „s for the gift of the 
3'>'y Ghost. "Wliy was this baptism 
<>*' water and the 'gift of the H-jiy 

Ghost necessary ? "Except a man is 
born of water and of the spirit he can- 
not enter into the Kingdom of keav- 
en." John 3; 3. "Jn the like figure 
whereunto even baptism doth also 
now save us." 1st Peter, 3; 21. 
I will now notice ihc mode ofb-ip- 
tism. The sacrament is performed 
by going into the water, Jlatk 1st 
chatiier, and Acts 8th cliapter and 
38th verse, and after we are in the 
water we mu>t then be buried under 
under the water, Romans 6th chapter, 
and this must be performed by a 
face forward movement, for we must 
be baptized and planted togetlier *'in 
ihe likeness of his death." When 
Christ died, he bowed his head and 
gave up the Ghost John 19 ; 30. 

The Savior, iu the Commission, 
makes use of the ttingular name and 
not of the plural names, hence when 
we are bajuized in the name of the 
Father it does not necessarily baptize 
us in the name of the Son, and when 
we are baptized in the name of the 
Son, we are not, by that action, bap- 
tized iu the name of the Holy Ghost. 
We must fir^^t be baptized in the name 
of the Father, then be baptized in the 
name of the Son, and then in the 
name of tlie Holy Ghost. The com- 
mission is a cjmpound sentence, 
which is made up of suppressed sen- 
tences, tlie sentences being .su[)presscd 
by tiie use of an ellipsis, wtcn we 
are bajitizeil in the name of the Fath- 
er tlie copulative conjunction, ami, 
is introduced which means add to or 
fill up. Now wiien we complete the 
sentence we must make a pattern of 
the first, which i^i a ('omplcte sentence, 
hence we must insert the word, bap- 
tize, as tiiat is tlie word which is un- 
derstood, and so with the third sen- 
tence. Then .ve will read, baptizing 
them in the name of the Father, and 
baptizing them in the name of the Son 
and baptizing them in the n.Hme of 
thv- IL)ly Gliost. This is all essen- 
tially nicessary to introduce us into 
the Church Militant. We must now 
do the commandments iu order that 
we can enter t!ie Church triumphant, 
for "not every (uie that sayelh unto 
me Lord, Lnrd, can enter into the 
Kingdom of Heaven, but he that dn- 
etli the will of my Fatlier in heaven." 
This br-Ing-i us to tlie 3d division 
ol the Commission, "Teaehiijo them 
to observe all tilings whatsoever I 
commanded you." He cOf<iman<Iod 
them to wash one another-^ feet, wiih 
the penalty, "If I wasli you not thou 
hast 110 part with me,'' John 13 chap. 
We are commanded five times, in the 
writings of the apostle-', to salute one 
another with a holy kiss. The Script- 
ures alsi testily that if we are lovers 
of the tvurld we are tlie enemies of 

plaiting the hair and wearing of gold 
or putting on of apparel, but it must 
be the hidden man of the heart, in 
that wiiich is not corruptable, even 
the ornament of a meek andj quiet 
spirit which is iu the sight of God, 
of great price." 

In conclusion, I would say unto 
you my relatives, who may read this, 
if I have made any impression upon 
your mind, O, do not let them slip. 
If you need more instruction, which 
in all probability yon will, send for 
the Pilgrim, lieiuit $1.50 to 
the editors, inv uuv copy one year 
and you will nevtr regret it, or take 
it in clubs and it will come cheaper. 
Let us all prepare fur Heaven and 
immortal glory. We may never see 
one another iu this life, but if we on- 
ly prepare iltr de.uh, we will meet 
on the other side of Jordan. Yuur 
brother, John W. Fitzgeiui.u. 

Bealin(jton, ir. Va. 


is full of 

Salvation u\ a word 
ustd iu the Gospel aud 
meaning; wasand spoken for the 
benefit of the human race. The tea- 
son it was placed on record, was be- 
eauge there was uce<l of sometiiing to 
elevate the condition of the human 
race, they had need ol' being elevated 
because they had fallen from their 
high and lofty position, which they 
enco held, and whicSi God designed 
them to occupy when they were crea- 
ted and (dacod in the garden of Eden 
but sorry to say. that memorable com- 
mand of God to them, ''in the day 
thou eatcst thercoi" tlnni ^baIt surelv 
tlie," has entailed the (!urse upon the 
human family, and gave cause to say 
thure is need of some plan for the sal- 
vation of the human race to bring 
them out of the dire calamity into 
wliicli they have fallen, because of 
their dIso!)e(hence of G id's command 
to them given lu the garden of Edeu. 
Whether God was disappointed or 
not in the way things turned out, we 
will not now discuss, but surely man 
had now fallen from his high and 
holy estate', and in the great wisdom 
disjjlayed by the Ceator, in placing 
t!ie chcrubims aud flaming sword to 
keep the way of the ireo of lite so 
man would not reach fortii and also 
partake of it, and live forever in this 
I'ulleu condition, but after living out 
his period of existence he would 
monltler to dust again from 
whence lie was taken, but this was 
nnt enough to satisfy that benevolent 
Crealiir, this only pertained to the 
sufiu'rings of the body. 

Xow from wh:it we iearn from the 
Holy Scriptures, man was composed 
of nioie than o:ie part, fiir it is sji 

God. We must be modest in our j tJiat God breathed into his nuslrili. 
convcrsilion. AM at on.- talk must ■ the i.rcath of life, and man became a 
be coupled wirh fear. Our adorning . living soul. Again, it is ?aid the 
must not be that 'jutward adorning ef body moulders back to ilust, but the 

spirit goes to God who gave it, and it 
is very clearly set forth in the word 
of God, that the injury sustained 
reached higher than the body alone, 
for the spirit was also affected by the 
transgression, and the plan of salva- 
tion was more particularly for the 
benefit of that inner i)rinciplc which 
lives forever. 

O think of the wisdom dis})Iayod 
by tlie triune God ; had to devise 
some plan to bring man out „f this 
calamity which he brought hiii.acll' 
into; think of the disinterested love 
displayed; the pain aud sufl'eriug of 
the Son of God, so that the plan 
niij^ht be carried into eflcct wliich 
cost nothing less than the bh.od «f a 
crucified Redeemer, which was shed 
on Calvary's bloody summit ; think 
of the dying groans when he said, "if 
it be possible, let this cup pass from 
me nevertheless not my will,i)ut thine 
be done." 

Paul in writing to the Hebrews, 
2d chapter, says, "If the word spoken 
by angels is stcadfas(,an<l ^Vi:vy trans- 
gression received a just recompense 
of reward, how shall we escape if wc 
neglect so great salvation, wiiich at 
first b«'gau to be spoken by the Lord 
and WHS confirmed unto us bv them 
that heard them." Here it is called 
by Paul a groat salvation, and truly 
it is great, fiir when we contemplate 
what it cost aud without its being car- 
ried into effect we never c(miM have 
been brought to that standard of vir- 
tue to which we iro broug?it throUMh 
its merits. 

Salvation means preservati(Mi fnnn 
destruction or eternal death, then ac- 
cording to the definaliou of the term, 
the destiny of man was iixed. de- 
struction from the presence of the 
Lord and I'rom the glory of his pow- 
er which he brought upon himself by 
transgression, aud had not God inter- 
fered man would have remained in 
that condition, but God preserved 
him from this awful calamity by 
bringing salvation to hear upon them, 
to save them from the impending 
danger they were standing io. At 
that time, the Apostle says "by grace 
are ye saved, through faith and that 
not ofyourselvcs it is ihe gift ofGod." 
Grace means favor, and it was given, 
but not nierit-d, not earned, but be- 
stowed. Tiuinks be to God fur the 
favor, let us one and all make use of 
the means which has sn richly been 
bestowed upon us that we may be 
again, reinstated into the (avor of 

Now what aie tiie means? Au> 
.swer, Rej>cntance toward God, and 
faith in the Lord Jesns Christ, arc 
among ihe first principles by which 
we may attain the benefits intended, 
and it requires an efibrt on our part 
rest assuretJ, antl sometimes no small 
one to extricate ourselves from t!.e 
To f'c- Co'ifinut /, 


In tlic 5rt;)(i's( Ilmrd pu'ulislicd 
nl (;iiarlc8tori, W. Va., of the itatc of 
Dec. 'Hli, 1S72, wc notice a "strike" 
nt "Mounitrt I'-rwIi Jliligliin Ej-nm- 
metl," over tlic initials 'M. K.' and 
under the captimi "Tlie 'Uroth I'.low' 
Averted." If we were to look lieliind 
the veil "M. K." wears 10 hide hi» 
perBon we ulioiild not be surprised to 
ste no Iras a cl uracler than Khl. M. 
Kllison the author of that stale and 
dead «orl; eiilled "DunU-rism Ksam- 
incd." The Eld. fi-ems to have an 
aversion to "I)nnl.m" in general and 
niyfclfin parlieular. From knowl- 
edge of Ihc past I was prtpared for 
almost .aiylhin^ from our oppcnent 
lint was a little surpriped to learn he 
had made a pcrMooal nn>M>\l "pon me 
underiover of a mnsk. Of all cow- 
ardice is there anything like .-tabbing 

at i.n upi'"'"^"' '" ^''° '!"'''''' "' ." 
"di-ath blow" is worth resisting let it 
.be done face to fuoe or over the full 
signature. Such a medley of niifcpio- 
talions, misrepreeentalions and errors 
as »rc to be found in this article above 
nu'utionpd wc seldom soc. Wo shall 
noliee a few. the first qnolntions he 
niakes.cH'purporfi to have maile,he has 
the n.llowing as our language "withes 
his right hand may ho palsied, and 
his pen move no further, if any other 
unilive pn.m])ls him than the welfare 
iifsimls." "iM. K." is jubilant over 
lids which he claims is a quotation 
from my tract; when the truth of the 
matter is there is no such quotation in 
tho tract. What ho says therefore 
relative to it amounts to nothing so 
far as it has reference to the Irncl. 
Again he says: "he (I) repudiates a 
person unless he has "been born of 
llie water three times.' " Tho words 
"horn of the water three times," "M. 
IC." has set forth as a quotation when 
it is evident no such a sentence is 
found in the tract he was examining, 
neither has such an idea ever went 
I'orlh from our lips as an idea we 
ehiiu), or from any other person so 
till' a- 1 know. In tho name of com- 
mon sense when will that long since 
e.\plnde'I and thread bare argument of 
"three births,' 'three baptisms' Ac. 
be laid asiile. Dues not every seusi ■ 
ble person (free from bigotry ami prej- 
udice), know that in performing the 
ordiuanee of water baptism as com- 
manded by Jesus Christ, there is but 
ore going in and one coming out — but 
once cotnn]eneing to pirfbrm the or- 
dinances of that ''one baptism" and 
but once completing the work of that 
"one baptism," and that in performing 
the work that belmig* to the said or- 

of which comes with a bad grace from 



confession of faith in the Lord Jesus A PEW 

those who believe in the Divine trin- Christ, evidence of their repentance : 

toward God, and an exprc«scd willing- : 



M. E."says; "To tell an inqui- 
rer to believe in Clirist and he shall 
be saved, Mr. F. assumes not to be 
God's promise, but man's." Now I 
i'assumed" no such thing! I know, 
as is plainly "assumed" in that tract, 

whosoever l.etcivcth in him 
shall receive remission of 
sjns.' I also kno.v and assume that 
we are not saved or justified by failh 
r.liini:. But if we believe in Christ 
unto obedience to his word, we shall 
receive the remission of sins. God's 
promise is "he that believeth and is 
baptized .shall be saved." Man's 
procuise is "believe," and your sins 
are pardoned and you are saved wilh- 
otit liiiptism. My assumption is in har- 
mony with (lod's word and no other 
way will I "assume." 

Again we quote "As the b'.tten Is- 
raelites looked upon the brazen ser- 
pent and Was healed, so the an.\ious 
sinner lielieves in Christ and is saved. 
This is snhstaniially what Klder Flo- 
ry condemns." Instead of c(nidemu- 
ing I "substantially," '" '''c tract as 
elsewhere, endorse the sum and sub- 
stance oi that text. The Israelites obey- 
ed and lived. They were command- 
ed to look and when tliey done so 
they lived. The siinier is command- 
ed to "repent" after lie believes in 
Christ and then "be baptized" in the 
name of the Lord Jesus "for the re- 
mission of sins" and then he shall 
live. But to tell the sinner to look 
with only an uxsrnliiiff f litli, to Jesus 
and he shall be-aivcd , "Is sub-tanti- 
i;lly what ICld. Flory condemns." 

"M. E." refers (as usual) to the or- 
ganization af the Brethren in a church 
<aipacily in Germany in 1708. For a 
man who lives "in a glass house to 
throw stones" so regardless of conse- 
quences is suicidal to say the least of 
it. The missiles he aims at tli»"Dun- 
kers' have the effect lo demolish his 
own "coveted retreat" so badly that 
it is "shivered to atouis" more than 
one hundred years this siile of the 
"Dunkers" organization in Gennany. 
And even if "M. K." would idaini he 
is yet in tho 'old hive' ho has but lit- 
tle to boast of! All the evidence 
necessary to know whether we are in 
the line of '.Apostolic soccession,' is 
this; Do we practice what they did 
as touching the doctrines of the Gos- 
]iel. To know whether wo are mem- 
bers of the Church of Christ we must 
'examine ourselves lo see whether we 
be in the faith' or not — in tliat faith 
that was delivered lo the saints. 
"M. 1!." further says "A largo nia- 
dinanee, iheie are three special aeis 'jonity of these per.soii.s whose change 
expressive uf our faith in the triune | dates from these meetings, would 

ne-''s to obey the gospel, trusting in a 
Saviour's love. A very exemplaty 
member of the church was first "con- 
victed" at a dance party, but we 
would by no means encourage dance 
parties as a snilable place to bring 
about theconviclion of sinners. Neith- 
er can we recommend the mourner's 
l>eiich as a necessary means to a gen- 
uine conversion. 

In his concluding remarks 'M. E.' 
says "I am not blind to the fad that 
the 'anxious bench' as Jlr. F. styles 
it may be im|irndeully used, but this 
abuse is uo just argument against its 
prudent use, but the 'death blow is 
aimed at revival meetings in general." 
Why my dear sir ! I never said one 
word against its "prudent" use, it was 
the "imprndeul" use I was aiming 
tho 'ileath blow' ai. I endeavored to 
show how 'imprudent' it was used. 1 
did not even attempt to lay a finger 
in the way of all that God may be do- 
ing in way of blessing such means to 
the good of souls, neither shall I. 
Now the question is how far may we 
go with the "mourner's bench" before 
it is "imprudently used." Well we 
will take the "law and lestimony" to 
decide the matter. That decides it is 
not in the gospel, therefore not in the 
church. Then it follows the 'prudent 
use' ol that auxillery to couvevsion 
stops just OUTSIDE Ihc Church. There 
I am willing to leave it i,br nominal 
profi jso's to lounge on ! 

".\I. K." concludes by saying my 
"blow is lost in the air." And I 
prove "nothing" I promise to do. 
Passing strange that the blow is lost 
in the air and yet it hit somebody 

of tho Holy City, and from tlie 
things which are written in this 
book." I do not wi-h to set myself 
up as a judge, hut I do S)inetinies 
fear tlieie is a little of that remov- 
ing di-po-ition matiifi'Sted, when 
brelhren will speak so lightly, and 
disrespectfully of ihose deci.-5ions, 
when nfier much jierpicxing labor 
they are the very best that could be 
done for the time ; or when breth- 
ren will not assent to the order of, 
or in %ct to hear the church unless 
they are allowed to make the provi- 
so. "If the order or demand is ia 
accordance with the Gospel," this 
certainly is claimine; what the Sav- 
ior never granted, and is giving 
a key to every member wheioby 
to open a door^ the Iceeping of which 
He entrusted CKolusively to the 

And also, something of Ihat spirit 
is manifested when 'orethren will 
say, such are only the decision ol' 
Dlstfict or Annual Meeting, and 
hence only traditional. I aopeal 
to our belter judgment to decide 
who is in the right ; those insubor- 
dinate member-, or Christ the head 
of the body, or church. He virtual- 
ly says, hear the church, but they 
say you ne.d not submit to all the 
decisions of District and A. M. If 
the Savior had .said, if he neglect 
to hear the Gospel, it would materi- 
ally change the matter; but as it is 
the churcli that is to be heard the 
inference is [ilainly drawn, that the 
church has full authority to dispone 
of diffieul.ties between niem'iers, 

even to the dis.,wniug of those that 
Such nervousness as i.s perceptible in neglect to hear decisions, altli jugh 

God and oWiV/er to ihc command of 
our Lord ; yet some persist in catling 
i'l "three baptisms," or "three births," 
and such likeinappropriale terms, all 

doubtless be accepted by Mr. F. as 
good Dunkers upon three imuiersion.i, 
without additional pious qualities." 
We would accept of them upon their 

The 'Death Blow' Averted" diduot 
originate without a cause. And if it 
lakes over two and a-liaif columns in 
a mediuni sized journal for "M. E." 
to disprove 'uotliiog,' how much 
space would he occupy to disprove 
somdhin(j '1 That the 'blow' is lost 
in the air is simply a bare assertion, 
consequently worth nothing. I, as 
well as others, have evidence it has 
not lieen a blow struck in vain but to 
(iijd bt: all thehonor and glory ascrib- 
ed for sending the 'shait' from the 
"bow that was drawn at a venture' 
home lo (ho hunt of many who have 
awokc-to the fact there is danger all 
around while reclining at case in the 
chambers of Babylon, 'i'hey have 
heard the voice, "Come out of her mt/ 
people that tje be not p'-irt't/cers of her 
I sins, and Ihat i/e reecive not of her 
I lilagucs." 1. S. Flokv. 

Unwonted care is the creature of 
useless indulgence, or wanton extrav- 
agance ; the really needful in life can 
be obtained without il. 

there may be neither precept nor 
an.ple found in the Gospel oa which 
to b.ise her decisions. The power 
vested in her hands is amply suffi- 
cient. It is not claimed that ihe 
church or auy part, independ'. nt ot 
its IIBA1> is infallible, but the pledg- 
es given ber by her supreme 
are claimed for by promise, not only 
till now, but, "Even unto the end of 
the world.'' These truths avi' 
taught by the ftitbful prea;li ;r ut 
the crc}S8. The true convert not only 
believes in .lesusas the only Savior, 
and in the Gospel as the only means 
or power of God unto salvation, or 
in His church as the only orginiza- 
tion where the means of salvation 
are administered and carried ""b 
but he also believes the promises 
alluded to above. 

"Where two or three are gathered 
together in my name there am I m 
the midst of them." "Lo! I am 
with you always, even unto the enil 
of the world." "Hpon this rock wd'^ 
I build my church, and the gates ol 
hell shall not prevail against it- 



'p}je^p, ^n^\ m:uiy more, are llie 
plL'tli-'^'^ tjivcn by her great Head, 
ami liclieved by all lier faitiii'iil cliil- 
,lrni. Kartli may shake to its center; 
kiii.'doms rise and fall, divide and 
suljdivide, but the churc'i, built on 
the "Chief corner slone" lias stood, 
un'l will stand, unshaken, undaunt- 
ed ami undividtd, through all the 
(looJsthat the dragon may cast alt- 
er lier. Then slan 1 to the "Auoieot 
Landmac'lis" and you will stand 
ricrht in t!ie cliurch, an<l be sui*^ 
rounded by an impret^uuble fortress, 
tbe iMMniisiS of God to the Church, 
viz: "Though a mother may forget 
the ■■hild she baro,yet will nut I for- 
"cttliee O Zion !'' The church can- 
not hi; divided, never ! no never ! 
D. M. HoLSIsoEU 

Youth's Department, 


Cliildrcii. niiUiP your niuttier liappy; 

Jliike Ik'V siiiK instuatl of sis^li; 
For tlie moiinil'iil hour orii;irting 

May be very, very nigh. 

CliiUlrcii, make yourmoihcr happy; 

Many griefs she has to hear; 
Antl she wearies "iiejith lier bcrdpiis — 

Can you not those hurdeus share? 

Chil'lrcD, mnke yovtr mother happy; 

Pinmpt ohediencc cheers the heart; 
■ffliilc a uiU'iil disohcclienco ' 

Pierces like a poiseued dart. 

(.'Iiiklreu, make your mother happy; 

On her brnw the lines ol' eare 
Deepen daily — clou't you see them? 

While your owu are smoolJi and fair. 

Cliildren, make your mother happy ; 

For bt'iu'ath Uio coliiiii lid 
AI! tim soon lier face so siiinl-like, 

SbalUorevcrniure be hid. 

Bitter tears and self iipbraidin;*s 
Cannot hriuR her hack again; 

And remorsefid memories 
Are a le;jacy of pain. 

Oil, begin to-day,dcar children, 
Listen when yoiu mother speaks; 

Render (piick nnu sweet obedience. 
For your higliest good she seeks. 

Lnvcs yon better than all others — 
For your yake lier.S'-lf dene*; 

SlR-is jKiliciit, prayurful, tender, 
Gentle, tlunii^htful, true and wise. 

Xever, while yon live dear children, 
Though you search the rounded eaith 

Will you tind a Iriend more faithful 
Than the ona who gav« you birth. 


^Ve ileal' so uitea oi" noble men 
nnd women, thut I thought it no 
"lore than ju&t, I should tell a few 
of the noble iiniions of little chil- 

A tow years ago, au a^ed couple 
^^ere wandering along the streets of 
Nebraska City ; ihe>: were in search 
of a certain doctor's oOi.^e, but how 
were they to find hhu ? The old man 
^■as blind, and iho okl hiiiy did not 
know where he lived. 

After wandering (br ionie lime, 
they met a number of little boys on 
their way to tchool. "Can vou tell 
"3 where Dr. H. livis V i'ntiuircd 
^''*' "ged lady- 

*es mi'am," answertd one of 
"'G lit'.lc boys. "Comp, I'll show 

yuu where he lives.*' "You'd better 
come on to_school ; you'll be tardy 
and raisa yonr jiorfcct mark," 
called out one of the others. 
I "Go on, boys; I'll coiue directly," 
, he fullud to his com|iaiiiuiis. 
■ taking hold of the blind man's hand 
he led ;hem down the street, aero s 
u, then d twn the opposite side for 
fcome distance, when a man coming 
up the strct, callc ! ; ''Whore arc 
you soing, Charlie? 

"Why pa, this old man is blind, 
and ihey wanted to go to Dp. H.'s 
and didn't know the way. I'm ta 
king them there" said the little fel- 
low limid'y. 

"Well, I'll take them ther*; yon 
may run hack to ^rhoul now," eaid 
the gentleman, kindly. Then he 
took thcrii to the doctor'pi, and the 
little bi.y ran back to school. Chil- 
dren, don't you think he acted 
nobly? I do not know whether he 
missed his "perfect mark," or not ; 
but I :im pretty sure Gotl put down 
a m^rlc tor him, worth more ihan 
all the "perfect marks" in the world. 

One day a friend stopped al a Ut- 
ile girl's hoiiac, on her way to a 
neighbor's, and wanted this little 
girl, whom I will call KJie, and her 
sister to go with her; but I'Mie's ma 
said one of tlicm must .stay to roek 
baby. >3'ow, Edie wi.-hcd her to say 
which ^hould st:iy, but she said they 
belter decidtj between them-elves. 

Here was a struggle ; both wished 
so much to go. For a time neither 
spoke, but tinally Edic said smiling- 
ly ard chci-rily, — 

** You may go, .sister. I'll stay and 
rock baby," and took her place at 
baby's cradle. She could hardly 
keep b:\ck the tears, but she smiled 
all over her face, aud g,ivc uj) sweet- 
ly to her sister. Now wasu't she a 
noble little girl?. Could we give up 
our (bnd"St delights and pleasures 
without a murmur, and as cheerfully 
as did th's little girl ? 

In a school in a villa-^e in the 
East, was a poor girl subject to seN 
vere fits, and consequently, she 
would talk aiid act very strangely 
somc!,inus. One day I was standing 
at the sehoolroom window, watching 
the girls, who were inlaying "ring," 
in the yard below. Poor Jo?ephino 
went up and nsked to play with 
(hem. "No 1 no" answered some of 
the gir^. *'Don't let her m, she's 
cr^'zy ! " *'She shan't have hold of 
my hand ! " "Xor mine, she's 
crazy ! " Jcephiue bur^^t into teais 
and turned away. 

'■'Come back, come back, Jo^Ic, you 
(au lave hold of" ray hand!" cried 
Jennie W,, running after her. 

Jennie coaxed her to come back ; 
and ^\\ seeing this some of the other 
girhs relented, — for they all loved 
Jennie. Thus, the pojrgirl was al- 
lowed to play with the rest. 

Poor Jo-^ophine is dead now ; but 
she remombcivd kind Jennie to her 
dying day; a-id 1 thir.k God will 
remember her, \QO.— Y<,(infj Folk's 
Rural. ■ 

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in the (trothfrhoodto send us Vhu'rch neios, 
OhtUiarie»y Aunotinee/nsutx or anything that 
mil be fff general interest. To insure inser- 
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-Dear Pi/f/riui : — It is said that 
•'truth is mighty and 'will prevail." 
How Important then that we, at all 
times, speak the truth in all our ac- 
tions and dealings. It is also said 
that "actions speak louder than 
words." How careful and watchful 
then should we be, that by our ac- 
tions wc do not speak an uukrnth. A 
falfiehood or uutrulh may be acted 
out in many dilferont ways, such as 
giving short weight, short measure- 
ment &o. Or suppose a man sells 
his produc to his neighbor Jor more 
than market value, the neighbor not 
being posted in regard to market 
prices, is he not taking advantage of 
his uf'ighbor and acting out an un- 
truth by taking more than lawfully 
belongs to him? Or fur instance, a 
publisher s;iys his paper is published 
weekly at $ — per year, when in fact 
he only publishes 50 numbers which 
do not make a year, neither does he 
publish his paper every week when 
he only publishes 50 numbers. Is 
he not then acting out an untruth? 
With the same propriety might the 
publisher of a monthly journal pub- 
lish II numbers and call it a year. 
Let us all be consistent aud make our 
words good and be honest, Iruthful 
aud upright in all our dealings, not 
only in a temporal but also in a spir- 
itual point of view, that we all speak 
the same thing. 

A Lover of Tuuth. 

Although this was not intended 
to be pergonal, yet a^ it may seem to 
touch our c<i=c, it makes it proper 
that we should make au ex'phinalion. 
In cur business trdn3;)Ctions it is 
generally acceded (hat cusiom makes 
law. According to our present labor 
syslcm, laborers are hired at so much 
per day, when in reality they oidy 
labor ton hours, some eight and .=;0Jnc 
less as the contract may be, yet they 
ill labor fur so much per day and 
by so doing, act out no untruth. 
Again teachers are liired for a cer* 
tain compensation per raotith,but in 
that month they labor only twenty 
days, and six hours constitute their 
days labor. Their contracts arc 
considered houorably fultilled with- 

out acting any untruth. Just so, it 
has become a custom among a large 
number of publishers to issue fifty 
papers for a year. They agree wiih 
their p.itrons to publish a weekly pa- 
per at § — per year with the under- 
standing that the year is to coosisfc 
of fifty weeks or fifty issues. It oc- 
curs to Us that such transactions are 
perfectly honest and that we act out 
no untruths in carrying them out. 

Upton Pa., > 
January 15th, '73 ) 
Beloved Editors of the Pil>jri)n:~^ 
This Is (0 inform you that JJro. 0. 
W. lirickeraiid Istartedon amission 
of love to the brethren of the AugliN 
wick Church, Pa., on Friday the iid 
of January, stopped over night near 
Fannettsburg with brother Nasbaum, 
had preaching in Fliekinger's school 
house in the evening. On Saturday 
morning started on our way to Hill 
Valley, stopped over night with Bro. 
John Spanogle. On Sunday forenoon 
preaching in the school liouse near 
brotlicr Lanes'. On Sunday evening 
preaching in the Gilboa school house, 
over night with brother A. L. Funk. 
On Monday visited brother Enoch 
Lutz. In the evening, prcacliiog 
again near brother Lanes, — over 
night with brother George Garver. 
Next morning on our way to Gerioa- 
ny V'alley stopped for dinner with 
liro. Lane, in the afttrnoon stopped a 
few minules with Bro. John Glock, 
then went to brother George Ehy's, 
preaching in the evening in the Un- 
ion .•■chool house. On Wednesday 
morning went to the Germany Valley 
meeting house, for dinner with Bro, 
Benjamin Garver. In the evening, 
preaching again iu the meeting house. 
On Thursday forenoon attended a 
council meeting at the meeting house, 
^n\\ ior dinner with Bro. Samuel Lutz, 
preaching again Jn the evening, and 
over night with brother Andrew 
Spanogle. On Friday morning star- 
ted on our way to Three Spripgs, 
stopped on our way at Bro. Lanes, 
for dinner. In the afternoon, on to 
the Tiiree Springs, preaching in the 
evening in a school liouse. Over 
night with brother Samuel Bowser. 
On Saturday morning wc started on. 
our way to the Big Cove, stopped 
with friend Buckly at Fort Littleton 
for dinner. In the afternoon, went 
to MeConnellsburg, called in town a 
few minutes with old sister Morton, 
then onto brother Melius, stayed over 
night with him, and preached in the 
evening,about two miles distant. Oa 
Sunday morning, on to tlie school 
house near brotlier Hedge?, in the 
i*fteruoon, we crossed theScrubRidg« 
into Licking Creek Valley, had 
preaching there in a school house, 
over night with brother Lake. Next 
morning started for home, stopped 
with a brother fbrdinuer,lh£n on home 
found our I'amilies well, thuuk the 



Lord i'or UU goodness over us while 
we wcrf oUent rmiii carli oilier, for 
from llim conictli every good as well 
as every jierfcirt giti. 

Now i:i conclusion, I will flay, our 
lovetoalMlic brethren, sifters, and 
riends with wliom we vi-ited and 
prtached on IIiIh trip. I had the 
pleaHure of meetinji quite a number 
of my blood coimectioii whom i had 
not .seen for u long time, and some of 
them I had never met before and it 
is quite lil(e!y it mriy lie iho last time 
for Mome of UH until we meet on the 
other ftiio of tlic Jordan of death. 
May (iod help uh all eo to live thai 
we may meet in that gbuious rest 
prepared for the peoph- iifOod 


Nov. 5ih, 1872. J 

Jiron. llrumhaugh : 

Wo hiivo iiKain received another letter 
from ouririiicli-I<>vc(t hitttcr Ilollowlmshand 
by liiT i'i;iim--«t bcikI it fnr publiciiliuu. Per- 
liapft Brimn of tlic lii cllirt'ii aiul WBti-rs may 
apiuctlalc its uonteiilB a* wull uh we. 

Dearly Bchvfd .SWcr:— The TlL- 
GHIM niitl your h-lU-r came in due 
season, for which I feel to tliank 
yi)U Willi a fjreatful heart. They 
eauie liko pcnthf rcfnsliinj^ uliowerw 
Oil ihc new mown i^riiss. 1 love 
iho Hrclhrou's porijdie.tls, they arc 
80 \ory encour»i;ing. 1 luive alunul- 
ancy of lim'- lo reml -nd mcdiiiUe, 
ftnil dciUti, llic ftiTii miniiu'ih oflhc 
grave, nnd eternity, seems to be the 
topic of my nicdiiutioii. You will 
iii>t wonder why it is when 1 tell 
you lliat (le has visiuil our huusc- 
liuUl four tin. 03 in four years (one 
mouth iMo,e)uiid ehiimiil lour (.f its 
inmuU'H for hi^ victims. The fir.-t 
was a (irunddau^htei* lluee ycar^ 
old; the second was a jrraud stm 
oi*;ht montlisitld; tlie ihird wiisour 
BUM, the father of llie liltic boy. lie 
dicil. with llic full an-tnrauco that he 
van H'>injj to (.biniu an inlioriiiinee 
incorruplihlo. uiulelilcit, that fadeth 
not away. The fourth was my dear 
hushiui.l. One year ai;o liisl niglit 
ho was at your phice, (I saw it in his 
di'irv.) Then ho was full of lUe 
and love, and hal an nn'ent desire 
to do his Ih-avenly Msv^tcr'c Will 
(), how sad lw<i thinls i>f the year 
hatt been t<) me! and what a loss! 
liut 1 l;uow it is his elernul j<ain. 1 
am now hitting in the chamber 
wliere iLrec of my dear departed 
ones breailied their lust pieciuus 
broatli. 1 have much to think of 
lliat iraiisp'red duruiu; tlicir t*i(kue>-s; 
to think t'f their prayers^ and their 
last wurds of admonilii>n. How oi't 
my husband nraved \\nu we nii^ht 
bo Olio unbroken fauiily In heaven. 
(), may his pr;iyerf prevail! Mo- 
thinks they wilt, for ''The fervent 
ettbctual prayer of the rl^htemis 
man RViiileth much." It apjcars 1 
hove a he.iw er.s-* to bear, but I 

that seem to have great sympathy 
for me, an<l attend to my wants. I 
6ometimert feel lonely, but Christins 
need not be lonelv. They have the 
promise »f the heht of eompany if 
they will only ac^-ept of it. They 
have thecomjiany of Him whospak- 
as never man spoke ; and who i^ 
chief amonj; ten thousand a'ld alto- 
gether lovely. We have the pro mis- 
of the Comforter, who will come and 
abide with ns foicver. The Chris- 
tian's privileges are great. Ho doc*; 
not appreciate them as he ought, 
neither can he ei-mprfhend them. 

Oil the 12th of October, we 
held our Lnveloa^t. We had a 
very happy time, .and a large cens 
gregation. The memhers were near 
ly ail present lo partake of the eni' 
blemsofthc broken body and she-l 
blood of (mr blessed Lord and Mas- 
ter, whom we are trying to serve. 
Tlie HUH e day there was one addnd 
to the church hv buried with 
Christ by baptism, h.Miea'h thf? 
sparkling wave'. Pl/asc tell liro. G. 
Myers that it was Bio. Stern's 
dau^^liter ; tell him that the old 
grundmother who had her hmb dis- 
Incated, wlien he ,was liore, is per- 
fectly well a:;ain. This iifiernnon 
our Sabbiiih k;1ioo1 closed for this 
Heason. We had (^nito a serious time, 
liro. Conner addie-s-d the childri.*n 
very touchingly. lie advised thorn 
10 iib.stain from every ai)]»earanco of 
ovj} ; \hiit they slnmld nevt-r use die 
lilihy wicd n<u' ntier jiiofane lan- 
guage, but kto]) thiir m'Uith.i clean 
ihai they may praise God w thth(ir 
lips, fvir God is a (iod of purity, and 
us sucli we ^hould worship Him. 
I (annot relate all ho i^aid, but it 
was true. Sisior you wrote that your 
nephew was tlie first link broken 
from tho chain of your family ciicle. 
1 can gre.itly avmpatliizc with you, 
for my neir rolaiions ar.-- nearly all 
gone. My jjarents are de:id although 
ihey lived to a good age. Tiioy wore 
bDth in their eighty-first year. I had 
but one brother, and he was killed 
wliile blisting rocks. I had six lit- 
tle grand-thildrcn, that were taken 
awiiy by the hnnd of death. Two of 
them wore aceiden'ally killed, but I 
have full faith to believe tliat they 
arc now chiiutiug the songs ofie 
deeming love in the very innermost 
courts of Iloavcn, for they never 
eainc under the power of the origin 
:il sin, and of such is the kingdom of 

Then let us forbear to complain, 
Siiico tliey hiive goup from our Bight. 

For wii all umy bi-hoM them agiiin, 
Willi new nml reiloubled deliglit. 

My health is not as good as it w,is 
some lime ngo, yet I can still attend 
churcli for which I feel vtry tlmid;- 
ful, but am fearlul that when W"iuter 
couKv, 1 may bo eonliued lo the 
ho. ISO again. I am still striving to 
fuUill the last promise I made to my 
dear husband, that 1 would love the 
Lord for liis sake. And I say to vou 
pre-«s onward, yes press onwartty dear 
sisier, the prize is in view. There's 
a crown of 'orighi glory awaiting for 

want 10 strive to bow wiih humble ! y»>». I will yet say that I have but 
auliinisainu to the Uiviiio Will oficne slater in the lleth and she is a 
Him who tempers the blast to the worthy sister in the Lord. Her name 
s'.iorn lamb. (). (bar sisier. I ought | is Su^an Sidle. I'orlmps you have 
no? cjmplaiu of crosses or iria's, for ! i^ccii her luimo in the C. K. C I 
I am surrounded with many broth- 1 will now close and retire lo re>t hop- 
reu, sisters and kind roighb'jrs that '"S t'''^*^ goodness and mercy may 
*re members of other tleuomlnations ' fofiow us all our days, and that wo 

may dwell in th*.- house of the Lord 
forever. Hann.^h Holi owbish. 
J'ultnlowny I\t. 


Dear brethren: — A --hort time ago, 
I lejd in the l*iL(iUiM a brief histo- 
ly of the brethren of Shenaudoali 
Valley, Vu., which was interesting 
to me, and no doubt to others, I 
will tlierefoie give a similar acDount 
of our cuurch, as it has existed in 
Middletown Valley, Frederick Co. 
Md., at least a^ far as 1 can rec- 
ollect, and from what I have learn- 
ed from others older than myself. 

Among tlie lirst of the brethren 
wlio came to this Ptate, at hfls*. in 
the vicinity wher^; tho writer reside-:, 
was John 6lifor, thy writers irraiid- 
fatner, who from the hesr date, emi- 
gia'ed h?re from 3ucli8 Co., Pa., 
ub n\t t'lO year 1780. I saw, in the 
year 1833 the very hous ■ in which 
he was born, and, a'so lodged there 
one uiglit. Its location is near w viU 
la^t^eallid Fryburg, Leh;gb Co. Pa. 
With llim. my granfather, came liis 
wife, her brother, whos^ name was 
Gaver, and a sister who bad married 
a man bv tho name of Peter Miller. 
All those named except John Slifor 
were natives of New Jersey, All 
were membeis of the cliurch. I nev- 
er leirned what part of New Jersey 
they came from, hut presume it wa-i 
aercss the Dele ware river from 
Doylstown, as 1 understand there is 
a c uigre^auon ol the [)re[hreu there 
yet. About the .sam^i time, there 
were BL'Veral f,:milies also, iu this 
Viillev, \et north of this place Sfi me 
distance, by tho ninie of Lca'her- 
man, Gro-snif'Ule, and Harshman. 

When tliey organized a cliurch I 
cannot tjll. About the year 1810, 
their preacliers were, Le.itherman 
and Furgu,-on ; the kuter was tho 
first Eii^lish preaeh^'r in this scci Ion, 
of the Brethren, or indeed anv other 
doniimiuation. 1 have been luld that 
he alwa\s had large cjugregutions 
to lienr him. 

About the year 1820 their preach- 
ers were Jacob Ijca'herman, Chris- 
tian Hctshman and Jo!m Holler, 
all of whom are dead. Then follow- 
ed Daniel Brown and Christian 
lleisliman who are -dso dead. 

In 1840 Henry ICoontz and Geo. 
Bear were ehc.Ld. The latter died 
ahout a year ago. Bra. KoonU 
having moved out of the district, 
Iho writer was elvckd iu his place 
in 1847. Since tho latter period, 
the circuit in wliich the brethren 
named officiate, embracing tiie en- 
tire Valley of Middleiown, has been 
divided, the National Turnpike be- 
ing the dividing line. Nonh of the 
turnpike the minls'.ering tucthrcn 
are Jonathan Bauer and Geo. Loith- 
erman, and the eongrogaiion is best 
known as the Grosnickle Church. 
South of said pike the congregation 
is known as the Broworvil'o Church. 
Brownsville is in Washington Co., 
Md. Those who minister in ILJy 
things, in that congrCiiation, are 
Cornelius Castle, Eli Yourloo and 
the writer. 

With rcganl to the prosperity 
(spiritual) of llust; congregations, I 
presume it wiU compare favorably 

til others of our churches, aa none 
of us are without cur difficultjpg. 
But 1 think J may uuw say, foj. 
both divisions, that it is our purjiose 
to endeaver lo grow i;i ihc grace 
and knowledge of our Lord ami Sav 
ior Jesus Chr:st, He being our Fuun- 
(hition anil chief corner stone. It 
therefore behooves us to bj carofid 
as to tho material wv us(? in build- 
ing thereon. Let it be that which 
is described by the apostle Paul as 
b'-ing superior to all the rest, — gnhl. 
There are oth^ r maicrlals tliat are 
inlorior. silver, pra-ious stonCy wood^ 
hay, sluhble. The best material puSs 
sesses dro^s, showing that there is a 
necessity for t'e interceding jirayei-s 
of our Saviour in onr b-hal'', — hav- 
ing gone to I repare a mansion for 
us. Let us glorify His name. 

Kmanuel Slifeu. 

BurkettsvilUy Md. 

Fkejiont, Neb. ) 
Dec. 3()th, 1872. J 

Dear Pi{</riiil: — Find enclosed a 
few lines tti show how we .ire getting 
along out here. As for the b et'n-en 
they are yet few in number, but we 
hope thnt in the fnturr it will be bet- 
ter. We wihh to iuftrm your readers 
that we have a healthy and fruilfiil 
country, plenty of chances for h')mc- 
seekeis from the Ea^t; homesteads 
and wild laud at low prieeH. It'any 
of the i)rethren, let them be where 
they mav, wish to emigrate to Nebms- 
ka to seek homeia, eallotVat Fremont, 
Ncl». before lo>)king elsewhere, (espe- 
cially lal>orIng brethren.) I have 
traveled around over con^Ic^erable of 
Neb. and tinally located in Codar 
Creek Valley, Boon Co., where I 
took a homeiteadof 160a'jre-i of land, 
close to good water and mill power. 
There is yet pleutv of good bind to he 
had as homesteads, but is being tak- 
en up ra|)idly. 

Th'/ land in Cedar Valley is level, 
very fertile and protlucss good crops 
of every kind. Those wishing to 
come out here had b-'tter not delay, 
as there is yet homes for many. For 
further information, write to Daniel 
Fonts, or Isaac P. Shively, Fremont, 


ALEXANDER— ROSE.— On Dec. Wtl'- 
1872, by Martin Nchcr, at the liouse ol 
lir;<le's paipjits, in Piatt Co., IU , Mr. li. 
P. Alexsindcr, of Moultrie Co., 111., lo 
Miss Mary A, Rose of Piatt Co., 111. 

METZGAK— OAKS.— Deceml>cr;311i.l8J2 
by tbe same at tlie house of the l» ule s 
parents in MmillrieCo , 111., bro. An.hcw 
A' Metz^nr, of Clinton Co., Inil., to sister 
Mary Oaks, of Moultrie Co., 111. 

D D. SnivELT. 


BULGER.— Nov. Olh, 187S. in Moinson 

Cove, SnaUespring Valley Consrei;ai|on' 

Bedfonl Co , Pa., sister Susannah IJulger 

aged 75 years, 7 nios. and 4 tl.iys. 

At her retiuest, she was the evening pre- 

Tious to her death annoinled with oil in tue 

name of the Lord, according to James 6tli 

chap. Occasion improved by the Brethren 

from 1st Thess. 4th chap, latter part. 


AlBO ;*t tliP s.ime placp, Dec. 27. 1S72. sis- 
ter Wiiiiimh Bulger (I.tufrhterot'ttmubove. 
M.'cil 1" >i*«-. 10 '"o- Occasion iinprovctl 
by the bVetbreu, Ii-om 1 Cor. 15 latter 

200K. — Tan. l-i. 187S, near t^akerBville, in 
tlie Yellow Crck Oon-reiration. Bedford 
en. I'll., sister B;irlmra Zonk, wife of. Ta- 
coli Zook. also dauyliter of tlie above, ag- 
ed ir, years. 7 months and 3 days Oc- 
casion improved by the brethren, from 
lirstfour verses of 5t]i cliap. 3 Cor. 
Tims, in a little over two months, the 


The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES CEEEK, PA., Jan. 28H. 1873. 

VW How TO send money.. ..\U sums over 
$1..')0, should be sent eitlier in a check, 
draft or postal order. If neither of tbcso 
can be obtained, have the letter registered. 

C^~ WiiF.N Money is sent, altmy* send 
with it the namo and address of those who 
paid it. Write the names and post olfice a* 
iHothcr and two daughters were called from , plainly as possible. 

CS" EvKUT subscriber for 1873, gets a 

liiae to eternity, truly a severe shock to the 

lureft. We truly sympathize with the be- ' J'i'fjn'rn Almanae FitEIC, 

rcaved relatives; but hope tlieir bereave- _ 

meat is their eternal gain. The latter leaves ! OAHT DO WITHOUT THE PILGRIM 

a sorrowful buslmnd and six children, three , 

rojoico when we have the assurance 
that (itir work .i;oos forth on its week- 
ly niissinn accuniiiaiiieil with the 
prayers of fotnl paionLs limt it may 
be the means of converting their ehil- 
(iroil and olhei-s that arc yet out of 

Hrethrpji auil si.sler.«, have you the 
welfare of preciiuis souls at slake? If 
so, improve the golden opporluuily 
that is presented. Do not feel that 
you have done your duty until vou 

have supplied every son and duugh- 
havc preceded her into eternity while in in- 1 On account of money beiug a little ter, whether in or out of Christ wilh 

scarce, some of our fonucr readers the Pii,«ri.m. It may be the means, 
thought tliey would do without the in the hands of God, to save their 
Pn.oniM, hut when the time came souls, which is of more importanee 
for its usual visit there was an ira- j than if you were lo give them great 
porlaut visitor missing. The e.\prp.«s- ' riches. The greatest gwd yon can 
ion of such is' "Send on (he PiLGni.\r do in this life, is lo labor for the sal- 
again, we cau't do without if." We vation of yourchildren and the world. 
Liaving a dear husband and si.\clul- 1 are glad of this for Several reasons. : Think of this and make use of the 

Leon.\ru Fnnav. 
f VisHor please copy. ) 
URl.VDLE —In Churchtown, in the Low- 
er Canibt;rlaud Clnirch, Pa., on the 15tli 
uf Jaioiary, 1873, sister .^ardh, wife of 
Bro. Ge.i. /Jrindle, aged 04 yeais, I rao. 
and 12 days. Funeral services by the 
i/relhren from John 11: 3.j, 2H. 
Sister Brindle was for many years past a 
consistent member, and we liope died a chris. 

dren, two sous and four daughters all mem- 
liprs save one, to mourn her 1 

M. Mir.i.ER, 

First, it shows ns tliat the PlI,oitI.\r , means that God has bless 
fills an importaut place in the home ' plish this end. 

d to; 

ENK.— Inihe Ashland Church, 4«ldand circle and it does us good' to know 
CO., Ohio., January Uth, 187."!. our helov 

ed sister Susannah Enk, aged R!) years 
and 1 1 months, less oac day. 


that it is ndssed. Secu.dly, ue are ^^^ ™ PAEE'oF'zfoN 7 ™^ '^^^" 

made glad because we believe that 

sister was called upon to part with | wc are doing a good work and that 

I it will bo a real benefit to such as are 

I striving to gain the great reward, and 

lastly, liecause we need the aid and 

licr husband, some thirteen years ago, and 
now she follows after, leaving quite a num- 
ber of friends to mouru tiK-ir loss. Some 
of theni are members and some are not, 
hut we hope the day may spcedilycome when 
wc can call them all hrelhnii and sisters, { encouragement of all lo make 
by .idoption into the iamilv of God. We , 

hope our loss is her irreat gain. Funeral work a *^ucces,s. 
services by Kid. M. VVeaver and the writer ' 
from first Tlicss. D. N. WoaKM.\.\-. 

{Companion please copy. 
ZKf'Il.— Near Young America, Howard 

I'"., Ind., ScpteuiLer the 3d, IS7.!. Susan- 
nah Zeck, in the .jGtli vear ol her a"e of 

ilrofsy, wilh which she suflercd nnicb and 


She leaves 7 children, 3 sons and 4dau-li- 
ters lo inouin her less. Funeral attended 
by hrotli.r fleil Hamilton. The to-xt I have 
not heard. 

ASK.i 5r. TnoxEl,. 
BRU.Mil.vUr,H.-In the S,,lem Church, 

llout','ouiery C..., Ohio, Jan. Uth, 1878, 

'isler JChzabeth Drumbaugb, agedSSyrs, 

»mos and7days. Funeral .set mon de. 

hvered by brethren Alprahara Flory, Peter 

We sometimes feel like giving ex- 
tracts from our numerous letters, 
shovviug to what degree ihoPlLURiM 
is appreciated by some of its readers. 
One says, ''I have been a reader of 
your worthy paper for the last year 

Ilail we not this hlcswd assurance, 
the oil of our lamp would not bo con- 
sumed in the midnight hour. Even 
niw while the busy millions arc 
wrapped in the deep slumber of nighl, 
«o are still at our post. Dailv, we 
feel the weight of mir po^iticui grow- 
ing upon ns , and we are made to 
think if our dear rea.lers coulil expe- 
rience the care that is bearing us 
down, least wc should dc or say some- 
thii;g that might mar the [peace or 

„ , J I 1 „ .. I , g'^<"' "f Zion, thev would make every 

and have become so attached lo its ,, . ■' 

II . . , T , . • . ., allowance for our failures, 

weekly visits that I cannot think of i ,,, 

Wc may have failed in carrying out 

Nead iiiid otliers from the words,' ••To , bcfed wilh 1 he pilgrim hand 

live ist;avist. todieisgaia." I , ' " 

Slid • " I .. . .. . .. 

she lived a life coiisisleilt with her pro 
lefsionaiiddiedinthe hope ofa -li 
ifssnm.etioii. Sli ... 

.. on JUS 
was tlie widow of lienry 

Urillnbaugh who.wiih li,s fouilv, emigraled 
I" t^luo Itoiii the farm now oecui.ied 'iiy his 
nepbcw Isaac Brumbaugli near ;he James 
UMk .Meeting IIouss' Pa. Slie has 3 sur- 
winj sons and .1 daughters all morabura of 
'»o churcli. n. II BKUllu.vUGn. 

•lE9TAND._()n Jan, Glh, 1873, in Colum- 

"nma Co , Ohio., Ann J. Hestand.dauijh. 

er ol Uro. l„i;vo and sisfcr .lllria Ues- 

Ijnd. ajed 31 yrs. 10 mos. ami 38 .lavs. 

jmieral services by lirethren 1). Bvi-i-s-. 

i!;. ,'■""' "'"' the iuidersigued, from'liev. 

*'" '■ John A. Clement. 

if ';''"'" ""• Maplogrovo Churcli. Asb- 
i«M CO., Ohio. .Tan. 3ud 1873, our belov 
«1 brother Joliii Troll, aged 71) years, !1 

Plovcd by brother Wm, Sadler and the 

"titer from Ucv. 14:13 to a very allen- 

"ve Congregation. D. N. Wokk.m.vx. 

\.Comp:inian please c.ipv ] 

''°,?P-^'<— In the I.illlc I)eav,.r Creek 

Sl,."'S"'""' '"^■'"' n.-'yt "i, Ohio. Dec. 

J'«.18,J, sister .Vnna .Jordan, aged 8i 

„. I ',"'^''- "nd 33 d lys. Funeral servi- 

ws by brethren N. lirubaker, and Geo. 

yver from 1st Cor. 15:51. 

tncJi! '^"'''^■ot of this notice was a consistent 

«a « '" ""■ ^■'"'™l' f"'- "•«"/ .«">■•. and 

unm^; !. ■'" "'" "■■'<:''. >'"' 'bed in tlietri- 

«J„,.''^""'"g faith, Willi a fail as.sur. 

1,..,- .' -hat rest thai remains for those who 

having it stopped, I am not a member 

„r.i,„fi . I - 1 * .1 • 1 .1 »• our designs fully, and especially at 
of the Church, but tliiuk the time ' ■' 

,„..i ,11 .'i T 1 11 1 this time as our labors are .so great 

will not bo long until I shall he mini- , 

that we have not been able lo trive 
An- ., , . , 

,1, „ • ., I 1. , our contributors the attention lliey 

other IS a poor widow who lives far ' 

should have and in conseipieucf, we 

may admit some papers that should 
have been modified, and left otheia the places of meeting, and has 
no conveyance and therefore seldom 
gels to meeting. She says; "The 

Wm. S*DDi,BR. All right. ' 

H. II. WixBER. Your I'lLoar.M is 
paid to No. 20, 187:j. 

Noah Flora. Please give us the 
name and address of the four first 
subscribers ymi sent ns, solhat we 
can mark the names paid. 

Joo. W. FiTZOEKAi.D. The mon- 
ey was received and the Tune Books 
sent a short lime a^o. You will 
doubtless receive them all right. 

Clara M. lUiticijT. The Sl'.OO 
you sent IIS is received. Please send 
the names and address of thosejwiio 
paid it. Unless this is done, we can 
not know to whom to give the credit. 

J. S, F. Your requtsts will be at- 
tended to. We cannot well send the 
Pilgrim every other week, but will 
send it every week for the amount 
named. What we give to the Jioor we 
hope will not be lost. 

\ coiiiiEcTio.v. In No. 2 there 
was a blunder committed in a mar- 
riage notice, which we eaiMiot account 
for. We have it Geo. Sliatliowir 
and Sarah Springer, by David Guod- 
year, where it should be Geo. W. 
Slatliower and Sarah E. Springer, by 
Eld. Moses Millir. The parlies will 
please pardon, as it was done tlirougli 
a mistake. 

Alma.n'Ach. The eoMiplain: i,s, 
"wcdonot receive our Almanacs." 
We do this bu.sincss in such a way 
that wc are sure they are sent. The 
trouble is most certainly wl|h the 
mail and post masieis. We have 
gooil evidence, to suspect some for 
detaining them in (he office. We 
design that every subscriber shall 
have an Almanac, ami iherefore, are 
sending them the accond lime to 
such as did uot get them. 

out that should lie admitted, but we 

have such faith in our brethren that 

1 ( I i- • I we believe thit ail are laboring for 

hours, I read from us pages the pro- 1 s.""o 

I ,: 1 .., ] 11 I the welfare of Zion and in this hope 

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Oil well I vemcmber a long Sime u.jjo, 
WUile a stniager now louely I mam; 

The scunes cif my eliiUlbooi!, tlifi frieiitls of 
my youth, 
And tlic hallo^Ted altar at borae. 

Wlicre ft inotliers' ilovotiou at evening with 
Went, up through the star-lighted dome; 
Ami we kiK'lt willi a I'atlier t9 worship in 
p layer. 
RoBQil tho linllowud altar at home. 

At morn, our hymns with the aongsofthe 
Thi'illed out on the soft bnlmy air; 
And wf Uiielt ere we went lo the toils of 
rht: d.iy, 
Round that hallowed altar of prayer. 

But the li«mo of my childhood is desola:e 
now — 
We were j^ftthered away one by one; 
The H;^lit f.ulcd out from those beautiful 
And the altar is broken and gone. 

Yet fiiith to my rapturniia vision unfo'.ds, 

A home in a city :ilai ; 
Wlica I kneel on my journey to worship 
ill )nB, 

At my iillar now everywhere. 

And 1 know they are there at th;it happier 

And that free from all sorrow and pain, 
I soon shall be c.illcd from my altar below, 

To join them in worship ayain. 

Then let the glad years of eternity roll, 
Nu aufjuisb nor p«uitent putyer; 

Or a desolate one willi tho cross all alone, 
Wili be heard at the altar up there. 

HudsoJi, ML 





We noticed the fact in our former 
communication, tliat many of the 
impostors of our times were attempt- 
ed to be palmed upon an honest and 
unsu-ipccting populace, by pretend- 
ing for it divine' autbority, or at 
le;ist diviue Hunetion, and it is re- 
lurirkable indeed that an iutclKgeut 
public is so easily iniposed upon, but 
strange as it is, it is not more strange 
t^ian true. The critical student of 
'I'o human cliaractor however, very 
soju dircovers that tlie children of 
tufu lire generally, if not universally 
cither too credulous or too incredu^ 
lous, too ready to bcleivc and adopt 
aibenry of human invention, and 
too slow to accept and embrace a 
**ivine Inetitution, ready, aE it ap- 

j)earM to eudorsf^, and a'^suciate ihem- 
selves with the inalitations of men, 
upju the mere pretext of divine 
sanction vvith the slightest shade of 
testimony from the Book of God. 
Such testimony indeed, as to the 
careful and prudent observer would 
be no testimony at all, as is cleirly 
exhibited in the arguments used in 
support of thedift'erent human insti- 
tutions. The ingenuous partisan in 
these efforts with the pious inquirer 
invariably makes quotations from 
the Bible, which by the unwary it 
accepted as conclusive authority, 
when in fact there is no relevancy 
whatever, and which cannot, by any 
fair interpretation, have any appli- 
cation to the matter in question, and 
which, doubtless, never enterc I the 
mind as a basis for the foundation 
of these institutions, but a necessary- 
after thought conceived and produc- 
ed for them, while on the other 
hand, we demand the most demon 
strati ve evidence In order to the ex 
erclscof faith in, and acceptation of 
a divine instintion. This is clearly 
seen in the history of the advent of 
Jesus Christ into the world, and toe 
introduction of His holy religion, as 
well as in all his subordinate insti- 
tution*', not to speak of the many 
similar circumstaucos under former 
dispensations, yea, notwithstanding 
tiie undoubted evidence that he has 
given to the world, of his divine or- 
igin and attributes the clearness in 
which he has C'>mmunicated his 
Father's will, and his positive dec- 
larations as to t!ic advantage or dis- 
advantage of believing, respecting 
and obeying or not obeying it, a 
largo proportion of the intelligent 
world gives this all im[;ortant sub- 
ject iitilo or no attention, while 
another large and respectable class, 
profess to believe, but treat it with 
utter indifi'erance and disrespect, at 
least many of Iiie commands and 

God in all his intercourse with 
men, well knowing the skeptical 
tui-n of the human mind, in things 
pertaining to godliness and design-] 

ing the salvation a;id happiness of 
the human family, and that we 
should on our pirt be left without 
excuse, delivered His will iu the 
most elear and uumist^kablo lan- 
guage, neither obscure nor ambigu- 
ous. Therefore, we conclude that 
what God designed that we should 
do, is clearly indicated in His word, 
and that for which we Imve no pre- 
cept nor example in His word, Ho 
did not intend that we should eu^ 
gage in, however plausible it might 
appear. This idea, as it appears (o 
me, furnishes us a safe rule by 
which we may determine upon tho 
intrnduction or recommcodation of 
any theory,from whence it is, wheth- 
er it be of God or of men. 


Dear Editor-'^: — Reformation is 
very desirable, and indeed from the 
appearance of things at present it is 
much needed. But as l-nig as people 
entertain a good opinion of theni- 
st'lves,and have xu idea that there is a 
great deal of religion aud rii;lit';oui- 
ness in the earth, it cannot be expec- 
ted iht-y will become any belter. 
Christ has said, "The whole need not 
a physician, but they that are sick," 
and it is certain that people will act 
accord iug to tins maxim, Iiowever 
sick they may be, if they imagine 
they are well. Many might have 
become good had they not judged 
themselves to be no while they were 
otherwise, hence, it follows that peo- 
ple must first see they ire not right 
before they will seek after amend- 
ment, and while they are in a dark 
and bcwildercil state, the most glaring 
evils andjinconsisteneies arc not easily 
perceived by them, and it is often a 
very dirtieult task to convince them 
of their inijiroprlety. Indeed it la 
impossible to do this if they have so 
refused to receive the truth in the 
love of it, that God has sent thom 
strong <]elusions to i)elieve a lie. It 
requires no great degree of learning 
to prove that the Christian world is 
now in a verv fallen ami degenerated 

state, and that tlie number nf tho-'e 
who possess true piety, in very few. 
Aud yet we find that the generality 
of profefiing Chrialians have an iilea 
that religion is in a \Gvy prosperous 
condiiiou, while lome are almost 
ready to conclnde that the Millennial 
state of the Church is about to lake 
place. But I would candidly abk, 
do we see anything charaeteristic of 
thetrwe kingduiM of God, whioh con- 
iiirtts in righteousucKH and peace? Is 
not every man' shand, comparativeiv, 
against his neiglibor, and was there 
ever n time when cheating, dislnmfs- 
ty and injustice wcs so general as at 
tho present day ? It is true, we now 
and then iiear it said by one and an«» 
other, that there is a great revival 
at snch or such a place. If, by this, 
it is meant that people are becoming 
proselytes to some sect, I am willing 
to admit of itx being correct, but at 
the same time I must remark, for 
people to corae fiirward aud unite 
themselves to some eocit ty ii} ho proof 
that the world is getting any hotter, 
or that the persons themselves have 
become any better, for w( seldom see 
them tnore humble or more inclined 
to do what is right than they weie 
before, and in someinstancv'S they ap- 
pear only to be worse. Nowha.lthe 
tree been made good the fruit would 
be geofi also. 

It is clearly to be seen that evtn 
those I'cw societies that were once 
zealous f.r the truth and liorea faith- 
ful testimony against the corruptions 
and evils in the Christian world, arc 
fallen into decay, and many things 
which they have highly approved in 
their Ibnnders, they now coudeum in 
others. Where is that regard for 
righteousnci^R and that firmness iu 
rebuking iniquity which we discover 
in the first prcaehers among them? 
These pions men have, no doubt, gone 
t'l receive the reward of their faith- 
fulness, but little did many of them 
imagine that their labent, in oleariog 
away the rubbish aud planting tho 
good se«*J of the Kingounj, would bo 
^o soon lost, and briars and thorns 



spring up in llie vineyard to chok** 
the plants ofrighteousnces. 

Tlu'.«e lioiirfrt men, for fO many uf 
lliem wcrp, hcjian in the ppirit, but 
tlieir iiumcrouH followprs iire likely 
to em! in tlio Hcsli. Ihc fricmlslup 
nftlie world wliicli tliey liavc been 
led to cmbriice, ie enmity willi God, 
Mild it will be well for llicm to re- 
member from wlienre ihey nre fnllcn 
and rejicnt and do tlietr first work« 
lest tlic candlestick be wholly re- 
moved out of itfl place. 

Xo reformation can be expected an 
iong iiH peoph- fuffer themMcU'CK »o be 
led by blind gnidcs and teaehcrc, and 
they arc lonheil iii-on ub paiterns to 
imitate, f(pr I aj^pcal to tlio impartial 
and caii'iid observer, if (here is not n 
greuUT degree of I'-ridc and ont ward 
l^randnre exhibited In the lives of the 
t^'oerali'v of those oalKd minlslcrp, 
in thir^ day, than there is in their 
lu'iircru to whom they pretend to 
tbHch humility, and do they not, lilte 
tiie fii'.so prophet in old time, proph- 
esy smooth thin/^s, and with feigned 
words niiike merchandise (.f them, 
apsiirnint; to theni'^elvea, at the same 
time, the Hole ri(;ht to the key of 
knowledge (o lock and unlock a^ 
they think proper, and if a coi-pr*'- 
^iitinn of people are rieli, and will 
pay them ib© all. .t'l-'y vil! undertake 
to impart lo them the knowled|^e of 
Mulvjiion, hut if they are j)oor and 
cannot come up to tlieir demands' in 
pecuniuiy maltern, llicy must remain 
ignrtrnnl. Thcfe things are but too 
tru- and until jieople come to exer- 
oise their own judgments, and exam- 
ine for fhem-iGtveH in matters of 
religion, wc eball see no change for 
the better. A PiLOiini. 


llonvt'U'anpiring tennis, and all yc 
lluit Iruly have a desire to walk, in 
(helight of divine truth, permit nic 
to preaenl to you, for seriou-* coneid- 
erminn, a few ihouglits touc)un<r tliat 
subjiet which wo believe is dear to 
vour hearts, viz; Salvation through 
the merits of rt cruciticd Kedeciner. 

First, (onceive the idea thut it is 
pottsible, ii) this age of fanaticism and 
error, to bo honestly in the wrong. 
an<l that many a snave h bi ing set 
to entrup the uuwary, and that we 
are all expose.! to the cuuuing craft- 
iness of SatAus' Pgeuciea. Many un 
«a-tpeeting persons unwittingly etep 
iulo line vvilh those ihnt are rnsbiug 
■on in the tide of popular religion, and 
join hands with tlmsr who by learned 
eri'-icisms mystify "tlic way,th« truth 
and life" as it is in the gospel. The 
dark and muddy waters of allegorieal 
exegeses are rapidly ovtrflowing the 
prominent points of literal inter- 
(tretation. The unreal is held forth 


"Now I praise jrou, Brelhreu, tlim , 

for llie real, imaginar.v things insttad ' and candid investigation of God's 

of tlic n.ltl.ful promises of God. And ! Inilhs have opened our eyes it is our 

thus tlic popular li]Cology of llic , .luly 10 comcto "the llfrht ;N<> one ^ remember me iu all thing9,"ic.'_Pauf°'' 

niueleentlnenlury would sini: iulo j cau fland juBtsS<!d befoae God »lio It is very pleasant aud agreeable 

insignificaucc the "faith once dcliv clings 10 an c-rroneoua doctrine, after ! when wc hear or read any tl,i„j,„|-^^^' 

ered to the sainis." 

province to know it. Though to re- 

The world h.i!i really "gone mad" 
n the subject of religion, and amid I nouucc it is like cutting ofl'a hand, 

t is known to bo such, aud it ii our j bretiiren that is praiseworthy ; y^^ 

on the other bandit fills every 1 

the Baijel confusion wc hear one s: 
"iiere is Christ," unolber "lo here he 
is," and nnelher "here, here" and so 
it isall through thcMree.sof "Galiy- 
lon." I'Voni amid tliis confusion of 
tonguis, there is but ttoe way of es- 
cape for ilujse who fe**! tiicy arc nol 
in the peaceful Kingdom of Jesue. 
J>ar iricnds, let nic implore joii for 
tiic sake of your eternal interest to 
take the glass of (be gospel and "cs- 
aniiiie yourselves whether you be in 
the failh or not." That will give 
naught but a true reflection. In that 
you will see in glowing colors of 
God's own painting, the characteris- 
tics of that religion exemplified by 
Jesus, to consist of love without dis- 
siniulation, humility without pride, 
g>'utIene>^H without fierceness, faith - 

ir plucking imt an eye it must be 
done, or Heaven will be lost to us. 
Seek the approbation of God only, 
and now aud now only 'u the time 
to investigate this tniporlant matter. 
The Word of God — -he gospel — will 
a "talc unfold" to evtry <;andi<l iuqui 
rer that will sound to the believing 
heart like heavenly uianna, aud feed 
the hungry soul with niainm from on 
Iligli. Uear it, oh, yc eons and daugh- 
ters, litar the Bible truths, and lo 
them alone take heed and then you , 
will never stand rejected at the bir of 
God, never hear the denunciation, 
"Depart from me yc workers of ini- 
quity I never knew yon." Oh! what 
a vast multitude will, it is feared, 
claim a«lmittance that will be rejected 
because strangers to the Lord. Stran- 

fulness without deceit, hope without 1 gcrs from the fact they did not get in 

"narrow way" with Jesus here, 

fear and steadfastness without waver- 
ing. (,'otnpare the simplicity of the 
gospel alon;; side of populur religion, 
and Oh ! wdiat a contrast. The cross 
lies trailing in the dust, and pnnip 
and pride hitlcs irom view the rugged 
brow of Calvary. Exallatiou, and 
the desire to have the "chief scats in 
the syniigoguts" iiarc put in the back 
ground a knnt'mg jm/;/iii(/ .Jesus in 
(lethsetnane, and paved with "rose*-" 
the paths in which the apostles trod. 
The love of gold has made such a 
merchandise of the gospel that devils 
might well stand amazed, rioisgam- 
I'Hng (I) has turned the gaudy tem- 
ples of worship Into "dens of thieves." 
Pastors lounge at ease with folded 
iiauds, unless gold paves the wav to 
congregated sinners. Fashions' vo- 
taries sing of ".Te&us cruciQed" aud 
withjewel-ftdorned fingers lake the 
symbrditt emblemsof the brokeu body 
aud she,! blood of a meek and hum- 
ble Savior, The commands of Jesus 
are ignorance, the spirit of the gosjiel 
booted at, the power of the gospel 
denied, lilieralily of the conscience 
defended, the lust of the eye and 
pride of life the rule iif governmcut, 
that which is higlily esteemed among 
men the id-il of aewptaucc, and the 
world the theatre of pleasure. In the 
nann- of the holy religion of the Sou 
of life and glory "come out of her rav 
people ibat ye U not partakers of 
her sins." It is no crimt, but coai- 
mendnble. lo conscientiouslv olian^e 
fi om error lo truth. When new li»bt 


did not "learn" ofilim who is "meek 
ami iowly in heart," did not attain to 
iViendshij) with the Lord, by doing 
whatsoever He commanded. .Stran- 
gtr-* to His cross, strangers to His 
spirit of humility and self-denial, and 
strangers to the "straight gale" and 
"narrow way." It is no marvel why 
Jesus will not know such. Dear 
reader, of all things that concern you 
there is nothing half so important as 
this of knowing whether "you are in 
the fiiith or not." Be assured so?ne- 
litif/t/ is in error, in matters of religion 
at the present day, it is utterly im- 
possible for a thousand theories so 
widely diUering one from another to 
all be right, touching a subject that 
admits of no variation whvjcvgr. 
While salvation through Jtsus" 
spreads her wings of glory to enfold 
the whole human family in her loving 
embrace, tiiere is but one way, — tb- 
solulely but one !(>»//— of coming to 
God and securing the .sa'.valion of the 
soul through the merits of Christ. 
That way is God's own appointed 
way, opcneil up by His Son, and now 
it is iudis]iensibly nece.«,sary that all 
must enter by Christ wiio is the 
"door" "the way, the truth and the 
life." Christ "has become the author 
of salvatioa to all them that obev 

lu our next we shall endeavor lo 
say something with a more direct 
reference lo the means of salvation. 
J. S. Floi!t. 

heart with sadness, and sometime 
with grief, when the opposite is h,^,l 
or read. Well might our beloval 
brother M. M. say, "Tell it „„t j,, 
Galb, &c." I have no doubt he et- 
pressed tjie sentiment of many breilj- 
ren and sisters. And I would i,„t 
disprove or speak disparagin,<lv .,f 
this scatiment, for the spirit of criti- 
cisiu and (iiult-finding, is but 100 
prevalent in every breast. And 10 
Ihrnw the mantle of charity and for- 
bearance, over the weaknean of our 
fellow-men, is but carrying out the 
injunction, "Sjieak evil of no man." 
I have no doubt every one that 
read the article of the old brother 
that was ridiculed in the cars, bv the 
two would lie gentlemen, and he giving 
them lodging, and treating tlieiu as 
he did, was highly pltased and grat- 
ified ; yet the actions of some ranie- 
less persons were expo.-ed, and as that 
case represents hundreds of a like na- 
ture, let every one that reads ihe 
same, look into it as a mirror ami 
make the application. 

Whether it be right or wrong to 
present matters, that are true in ilio 
main, as the writer with the "Lan- 
tern" did, let the history of thcBibic 

There are in.stances in our beloved 
brotherhood of uuedilying proceed- 
ings, will not say of wrongs for Char- 
ity's sake, that cannot be r*'inedied by 
the course proposed by M. M., aud as 
there are many cases that uted refor- 
mation, would it not be well lo purge 
out the old leaven, like the Jews <io, 
lo the present da}-, taking a light aud 
light it in every nook aud corner «! 
the house, holding a wing of a fowl 
in one hand with which they gather 
every impurity and burn it with lire 
outside of their premises? I would 
think it not wrong for the brother 
with the "lantern," though as for him- 
self he would have to say, "laai mil 
woithy to be called a brother, if ho 
would bring everything to light tint 
is in a measure hid ; and if he wouKI 
iiave to say, "In this I praise yo" ""' 
that yc come together, not (or ihe bet- 
ter but for the worse." 

As for not exposing our weakness- 
es, the time wits when the whole uuai- 
bcr, about 70, could he together in »" 
upper room to bold big metliug a.- it 
then was termed, well niiglit tlie 
Church liave kept everything aniong 
themselves, but the times havecliaug- 
cd and many things with it- K^'*"'.*'' 
thing we now do, as a body, is done 
as if from the housetop instead ol lO' 
secret chau.ber. The church is "" 
longer hid. The war has conifBll'--^ 


(,er to be known. Everywhere, pco- 
le make it their biHioesi to find out 
and piiblisli wliat they knew, and as 
Ibev found things. Therefore it be- 
comes the more necessary to take hold 
and porge out, or in other words to 
reform, and unless we know what is 
ivanling. we cannot amend the wrongs. 
And as for the propriety of putting 
our laults in print, the whole Bible 
ilott the same from Geue.^is to the fi- 
nal Amen of Revelation. Every 
,r,,(id man that is spoken ofintheOld 
Testament ha< his bad deeds also re- 
corded and have been read by all gen- 
ernfi'ins and when we ronie to the 
record "flhe New, not only individu- 
al faults and transgres-^:..iis are set 
forth to thvir shame and our warning; 
bnt whole churches are reproved, 
warned and corrected. Even the 
epistles to the seven churches, dictat- 
ed hv the Holy Spirit and recorded 
by John, are an exposition of the con- 
dition .'if the ."aine. It is true, as I 
said in the beginning, it is very grev- 
ions to have onr faults exposed, but 
some of us cannot be cured without 
it. Hence I argue that anything that 
is for onr humiliation, to make us 
more meek and at the same time more 
forbt'aiing tnwar.Is our fellow-meu 
and especially toward-onr brother, is 
as the Psalmist said, like oil upon our 

Thus I have written not for con- 
troversy, hut for eliciting or calling 
forlh the reasonings and reflections of 
my brethren, since everything hath 
at least two sides. . If my reasonings 
are faulty. It would do me no harm 
to correct the .••ame. One thing,liow- 
cver, I have learned in living tnree 
score years and ten, that it goes very 
hard to change onr mind, especially 
it «e liavc given jiublicity to the .same. 

Willi ihe hope thatr.ur beloved fra- 
ternity may see the necessity of doub- 
hiig their diligence, .^nd if there is 
any praise, if there is anv virtue, 
think of these things. 

Your servant in love, 

F. P. L<EHR. 

Bloominr/dale, Mkh. 


Uving brethren and sisters, for 
encouragement and comfort to those, 
«ho, like us, have tribulation, sor- 
row, and .fflietions, I pen these lines. 

'™ in His moral government sees 
I'roper to send afflictions, iu order to 
"""*"'■ '" "lien we go astray. This is 
■'"evidence of His lov. to ns as His 
■•"hhen, and God-fearing people in 
■'" >Ses bor« th,m with patience an^ 
J^^'gnati.n, "For whom the L^rd 

"'■fih He chastenelh, and aaourgeth 
"e^son whom He rcceiveth," O 

'""' ■'"'"'">■ "'«'' eorreetions, for 
^ "^ "i-e so forgetful of our duty we 

a-IoV" "'"' ''"'"'' "'"^ '""'"■'' ™« 

liu "t; ^'^^ "" ""'" !"■»''' thereby 

^« a David, "Before I was afflicted 

I went astray, hut now I have kept 
thy word. It is good for me that I 
have been afflicted, that I might harn 
thy statutes." But amidst all ihcse 
troubles and trlal», the Lord promises 
to deliver us. "God hath seen my 
afflictions, and the labor of my hands, 
nevertheless my loving-kindness will 
I not utterly take from Him, nor suf- 
fer my to f.i'l." "ilaiiv 
are Ihe afflictions of the rightous, bnt 
the Lord ilelivereth him outofihcm 
all." Hear the Savior, "Iu the wmld 
ye shall have tribulation ; but he of 
good cheer ; I have overcome the 
World." Our light afflictions are 
but a moment, then it worketh tiir us 
an e.-seeeding and eternal weight of 
glury. Leonard Fhekt. 



I will here present to those who 
think the "wise men" ought to un- 
derstand the Scriptures, a "nnt" for 
them to crack, and if they cct any 
good out of it they are welcome to it. 

Mr. Robf-ri, Dale Owen, who by the 
way is a Professor, sayo in a recent 
article that in order to get the correct 
age of the Patriarchs wemustdivid( 
by Iwdve or that oiie of our mouths 
is as long as one of theiryears, ther 
fore Adam was 77 years, 6 months 
instead of 3.30 years. Mcthusalelii 
80 years and 9 months instead of 9G3 
years, and so with all the rest. Now 
if the Professor is right, iu the case 
of Shem, (Gen. U 10) we have a 
father at 8 years and 4 months! A 
young father indeed ! would like to 
know the age of his wife. And iu 
same chapttr 24th verse, we have 
Nahor a father at 2 years and 5 mos. 
and at the age of a little over 1.5ycarb 
be begat sous and daughters ! If the 
learned jirofe.ssor is correol, that was 
truly a fast age, ours is no comparison 
to it. 

It is quite likely said professor be- 
longs t) the same class of "worldly men" that tell us baptize means 
iu sprinkle', and that Christ when 
bapiized did not go into Jordan, but 
only went nrar by, and a great many 
other things wherein they "wrest the 
S^i'iptures to their own <iestrnction." 
May the Lord deliver us from the 
theology of :.ll such ! 

J. S. Fl-ORY. 



Bro. Flory's "Critieiam" below 
will give you the de«ired informa- 
tion. Ed. 


"Let the women keep silent, with 
all subjection. But I suffer not a wo> 
man lo teach, ncr to usurp authority 
over the man, but to be in .silence." 
1st. Tim. 2:1M2. 

Tiie learned tell us that in the orig- 
inal it is ^unc— w(ni;:in, a wom»n or 
the woman instead of "ihe women" as 
in our version. .Ind also "in silence" 
in iho original is fn esukia meaning 
qnieiness, and not silence in an abso- 
lute tcini. Tills same word esukia in 
2nd. Thps.5. 3: 12 is translated 

Where strict silence was required 
or intended the word siy is used as 
acts 21 : 40, "there was made a great 
silenc'," also Rev. 8 : 1, "there was 
sileuce in Heaven." If the transla'. 
tion above cited is correct, and we 
have no reaoon to doubt it, we would 
have the ti xt to read "Let the woman 
(in the singular) learn in guidncss 
with all subjection. But I suffer not 
a woman to teach nor to usurp au- 
tlioriiy over the man but to be in 
r/uidness" Such quietness as is op- 
posed to turbulence, dictation, usur- 
pation of rule, or the power of au^ 
thoiitative teaching. Such quietness 
as is meant in the Scripture "quiet 
and pc'iciahle life," that is a life 
free from sirife ; and again, "a meek 
and quiet spirit," that is a spirit 
frte from strife. Is it an error then, 
to nnderaiand Paul to mean that he 
suflered not a woman to l^ach author- 
ity over man or to usurp authority 
over him, hut when she prays, proph- 
esies^ teaches or learns, lot it be done 
in *'obeilioiieg to man" that i.s in 
"quietness" or as beiug in subjection 
to her head ? J. S. Fi.ony. 

The Christian Observer iu trying 
to show that when our Savior prayed 
"that they may be made perlcct iu 
one," had reference to a spiritual un- 
ion and not external or the meeting 
of sects, gets off the following: 

"It also ignores all the great evils 
that would cerlainly ibilow organic 
unity. It elaniers for unity at all 
hazards. It has never considered that 
organic unity among Baptists, for ex- 
ample, W(niid be a great blow to 
religion. If all Bap'ists were organ- 
ically one, every Ihiplist [nilpil would 
be open lo the advocacy of trine im- 
mersion, and pledged not lo opi»o;e 
I other 



„h water 

iJtar -Editors:~We want you or I errors found among Duoknrds, ilen- 
A'ome other brethren to give us an 

cxi)hinalii)n, through the Pri.UKIM, 
on ilatli. 11:7-8. Is.i.4c (Jleuv. 

Uro. Editor: — Please give an ex- 
planation on 1st. Cor. 14 : 34 iu 
regard to wo:ne;i keeping silent. 
John Gauut. 

onites arid C.iriipi»cllites. Il'iliiswas 
not the cise what would the organic 
unity be worth V 

Why uot say, If all PedobaiJtists 
were organically one, every Pedobip- 
tist pnlpii would beopen to the :»dvo- 
cacy of s;dv;iiir)n without water and 
othea errors found among Presbyte- 

rians, &c. If advocating .salvation 
through water is an error then is the 
scheme of redcm]ilion a vcs'el withs 
out bottom, and a cistern without wa- 
ter. It is declared that except a man 
be born of water • • • • he cannot 
enter the Kingdom of Heaven. If a 
child can bo l.oru independent of a 
mother, then can a man be bornagiin 
inilepcndcnt of water. The greata- 
crrorisl.s are those who deny the "pow» 
erofOiid unto salvation" by denv- 
ing in part, the "Message" .as deli'v- 
ercil nnio ns. While we have no 
laitli in this "lip union," wa still de- 
test the idea of forever comlemning 
those who live humbly heliire God, 
and endeavor to walK in all His eoin- 
maudmcuts and ordinances biamelcjs. 
If our good brother of the Observer 
can got to Heaven wiihout going 
through water, we have no objections 
to otter, for our part we prefer to he 
liorn of water, not at, or near it, but 
"buried with Christ in baptism." 

Secret Societies. Tlie Alleghany 
Presbytery (United Presbyterian,') 
through a committee, lo whom the 
subject was referred, lia,s taken 
ground against secret socielies which 
impose an oath of secrecy, including 
especially Od<l Fellows and Masons, 
on the grounds that these oi-dors arc 
ofpagan origin ; that they selfishly 
confide their benevolenCfS to them- 
selves, instead of extending them to 
all men everywhere ; that their 
oalbs arc administered by persmia 
who have no right to do so, and are 
tendered and taken before the per- 
son swearing knows what he is 
about to swear ; and that I heir reli- 
gion is a false semblance, di>.honMr- 
ing the .Savior. Pa>lor3 are request- 
ed to preach ou the subject, sissions 
are re'piired to ■enlighten ihe minds 
of the people as to their sin and in- 
consistency in belonging to th'Se 
ordcr-i, and failing to do thi.s, they 
arc directed to proceeLJ ;igaiust" such 
luenibtTs as they would against any 
other violation of the church, and 
the laws of God." 

Lav Reprksent.itio.\.— The He- 
tiyions 'Jelescope, organ of :he United 
Brethren, believes that the ue^t 
change in 'he direction of )»rogress in 
the Church must be the adoii.ssion of 
laymen into the Church councils. 
There is noopposition to such a change 
but that il will come, sooner or later, 
cannot be doubted. 

Tie progress of Chi-i.-.tianily in 
Afadigascar is attracting attcntidi. 
During the last year the increase to 
the Christian euuimiinity was (J3,000 
persons, including 18,000 church 
members. In three years the 
addition has been about two-hnndrtd 
and fifty-eighl thousand converli. 


Concluded from la-it week. 

|iol!iitioiis ofsin wliich wcliavcfallcn |(.||^|,l]p„v -phcre is nnl one drop 

into, anil wliicOi was l)rni]f;lit ujinn uHi„(-^,,^.;pj, nuTcy that oomes in my 

\,y (liiioljcdii'nre to (ioil's wnl. Wf ^ ,,,1,^^ i-lmnncl llian Clir'st to the soul 

have many examples given of the i 

horrors that lias liefallcn men ever 

«fifr the eonilitimis of Bnlvatinn were 

made raanilrat, anil hrought mi near 

tiiat we wuilil reach them, nnil why ? 

\Vc ask in all candor why '! Hccanae 

we nccloct 8" great palvatii 

are JnCh.i.tahall find experimentally i things to you? Enjoyment and sanc- 
l„ their .omfort and ealvalion. Bttt tilicarinn are t«.o distinct things. A 
what is all this to thee if thou art 

nd do 
not make ime of the means to obtain. 
Itepenlancc means a liirnin;,' from 


'■() lurn ve lioor siiinc-r. wliy "ill you die.^ 

I'cjr Bed hi gri'iil mpfy i* (lominn so muli. 

,^bove, we have faid rcpenlancoto- 
ward God and faith in the Lord .le- 
Mii (;hrisl, last hnt not hast, is liap- 
tism, liy which we are initiated into 
the family of(.'od,firr Paul says lo the 
Ualations ;M chap. "As many of 
you «» have been baptized inlD Jesus 
(*ri6t have jiut on Clirinl, there is 
neither Jew nor (Jreek, there is neith- 
er bond nor free, there is neither male frnialc, for ye are all one in Christ 
and have become Abral a-n'ssccd and 
heirs according to ilie promise." 
Again Paul sayf, "ihough an »n\^e\ 
from heaven preach to you any other 
(;o.«pel than that which we have 
preaolioil.let hini bi' oconrscd,'' this is 
pretty ttronc language, nevertheless 
true, as written hy the inspired apos- 
tle, and given lo ns for our edifieatioll. 
One reason perhaps why we do not 
strive more earnestly to enjoy the 
heuoliis of salvaliiin is, the way is a 
liille loo narinw, tlie gate is a little 
loo .straight, and we are filled a little 
too full of the corriiplionsof the world, 
nod the sinful pleasures therein, ami 
if we are not very earcfiil, our day of 
i;raee will pans away, and we will not 
he any the belter for being in it. 
i\o\v,dear reader think of thi.s, there 
is so much said, and .so much done 
ill the name of our l..oid .losus Clifist, 
that,sliouhi your lot fall where the 
rich man is represented to be, that 
you would have to call lo Lazarus for 
a drop of water lo eool your tongue 
lor the torment upon yon,thire is no 
possible hope of rsc:ipc. Tjct that cause 
you to seriously reflect upon the great 
plan of salvation gi\*en for you. 

(iE(l. M'ol!.=lT. 


I of any man. You may enjoy ihe rich- 
es, hiHiors and pleasures of this world 
for a season, but there arc two bars 
botwixl you and all spiritual mercies, 
namelfiThe guilt of sin and ihejiol- 
luihuiofsin; olid nothing hut your 
own union with (' can remove 
these, and so open the passage for 
spiriiual metcics to your soul. But 
I will repent of sin, strive to obey tho 
commands of God, make restitution 
fol the wrongs I have done, cry lo 
(iod for mercy, hind my soul with 
vows and sirong resolutions ai^aiust 
sin for time to come ; will not all 
this lay a ground-work for hope of 
mercy to luy soul '.'" No, this will 
not, this caoiiol do it. All yonr sor- 
rows and tears for sin cannot obtain 
merer, cmild you shed as many tears 
for any sin you have conimitled, as 
all the children of Adaiu have- shed 
since tho creation of the world, they 
would not jiiiichase the pardon of that 
one sin ; for law requires full satis- 
laclion, and will not discharge any 
ul without il. Tlie lepentuneeuf 
ths .sold liiids, ihnmgli Christ, accep- 
laiice with (iod, but out of him it is 
iiolhing. .Ml your siriviugs lo obey 
the commands of God and live niori 
strictly fur time to come, your vows 
and engagenieuls to (jod for lime to 
come cannot obtain mercy, hciiig 
made in your own strength, it is im- 
possible you should keep them ; aud 
ifyoii couhl, it is impossible they 
sliouUi obtain remission and mercy, 
should you never sin more for liin:- lo 
come, vet bow shall (iod lie salislied 
for |iast bins ? .luslice must havesat- 
isfaeliou, or you can never iiave re- 
mission. Rom. 3; 25, 2C; and no 
work wrought by man can satisfy di- 
vine justice. 

2nL. Is Christ greater and more 
necessary thou all other merci-is? 
Let no inferior mercy satisfy you iiir 
your portion. God has mercies of 
all kinds to give, but Christ is the 
chief, the mercy of all mercies. O be 
not patiificd without that mercv. 
When Luther had a rich present sent 
him he protested that God should not 
put him otV so, and David was of the 
same mind, Psa. 17; 14, 1.5. If the 
Lorrt should give you the ilesires of 
your heart in the good things of this 
life, let not that satisfy yon while vou 
aiv Christless ; for what is there iii 
these tarlhly eiijoymcuis wherof the 
vilest men have not a greater fulness 
than you '.' .lob. 21 ; 7-12 ; 17 : 
10; and 7:!: S-12; What comfort 

little that a righteous man hath is 
betler than the riches of many wick- 
ed." Psa. 37: 16; Prov. 10: 22; 
Thousands of uiisanctilieil enjoyments 
will not yield your soul one drop of 
«„lid s])iriiual comfoi-t, aud wtat 
■leasnre can vou lake in these things 
of which ilcath must shortly strip you 
naked? You must die, and whose 
then shall all those things be for 
which you have labored ? Be not so 
fuollsh as to think ol leavloj a great 
name behind you ; it is but a jioor fe- 
licilv, as Clirysosiom well observes. 
In be tormented where liioii art, aud 
praised wdicre thou art not. 
To 4c Coiilin ued. 


'1st. If Christ be the mercy of mer- 
eiis, the laedium of conveyiiig all oth- 
er mercies from God to men ; then in 
viliii do tueti hope for mercy out of 
Jesus Christ. I know many poor 
)iinn«rs comfort themselvos with iliiis 
when lliey come upon a hed of sick' 
uois, "I am sinful, but God is mer- I can all these things give to a soul al- 
eiful.' Plenteous in mercy; his mer- ready coudcmed as thou art ? John 
cy 'is great above ihe hfflvens,' mercy 2: IS ; wli;it sweetness can he in 
i.liateth' him, and all (his; they, that I ihciu .wthihl they arc all uusanctified 

Life mav be compared to a river, 
beautiful in appearance aud a smiling 
tender face, with sparkling eyes and 
rosy tints. Our course in youth, and 
maturity is along a wider aud deeper 
ftooil, amid objeeis more lively and 
biioyanl. Life bears us on like the 
stream of a mighty river. Our boat 
at first glides on down the narrow 
chauue!; through the playful inurmur- 
iiii; of the little broos, and the win- 
ding of its grassy borders. 

The trees shed their bios o'l s over 
our young heads. The flowers on the 
brink seem to olTer themselves lo our 
hands ; we are happy in hope and 
we grasp eagerly at the enticements 
around ns — ihcsiivam passes on and 
siill our hands are empty. We arc 
animated hy ihe moving pictures of 
enjovments, and all maiintr of sport 
so enticing. Wc are exoiled bv some 
short-lived disuppoiiitnunt, and the 
stream bears ns on, and our joys aud 
our griefs arealike left behiml. 

Onward witli a hurried step, 

How smooth ila dimpling waters w.ive: 
The rocks heiieatU hath over slept. 

When the swan is want to lave. 

Winding through the forest trees. 

Witli Uvnghn^'thDrnsnnd waving grass 
WalPririg I'owls aud honey heps. 

Withoul Ihe aid of pitchor or glass. 

Life 19 alone in a wlldoruess, 

hike the river through wood aud grove, 
luuocciit, luurmurnig and, 

Like the cooing of the loaely dove. 

What is life. Oh can you tell me ;' 
What ills, and whence it came, 

Why it is thus passing hy me 
The world ia iiassiug just the same. 

Life is truth, wo must eompss il 

Healily in itspeifect elate; 
.^s it is iKiiie u:lu undu it, 

Thi; ending may he soon or late. 

The rivtr 'mid its huhhling waves, 
And confusion ol ils traveling; 

Is film and true, though lively Joys, 
Are mingling vilh its gibhliag. 

The moon looks dowa in calmness. 

Into tile minor erystaline; 
Aud Ihe stars in all their sternness, 

.\re iu splendor to he seen. 

Trihiitnvies of Uiis wandering stream. 

.\lc IViendlyand true-hcartod; 
And good and kind, hut shun extreme, 

W here all vaiiily first started. 

The dense irords arc Blled with iniHl, 
S J high above the shining brook ' 
'Tis nature for this mother earth * 
' To seek and wonder and to loo'k 

The quivering blasts have chilled tkv 
blood, J 

The storms of winter threaten thee- 
The sleet hath covered field and wood' 

The icicles hang o'er shrub and tree' 

This life is chilliiigjust the same. 

And throatcned hy the winter blast- 
We're hastening toward the icy frame' 

With steady step and eager grasp, ' 

JI- V. Mlceuii,. 
Grefniund, W. Va. 


Stem winter ha-iigain approached 
with cold, snows and storms, and as 
we look around us and behold the 
barren appeaiance of the earth, at 
this season, it sometimes reminds us 
of the state we are liable to be in 
spinlually, if we are not cousiautly 
oil our guard as we should be. 

There are many ways in whieh 
we may becoiue careless or negligent 
of our duties toward our Maker, and 
thus become cold and inditi'erent. 

We may begin to ucgleet our du- 
ties, aud at (list it will not be notic- 
ed by our bieiliren and neighbui-s, 
perhaps, but the louger we persist 
in such a conrse the further wc will 
get from the true way, and the less 
dc-irt" we will have to hear fir do 
anything coiicerntng our eternal 
state." And if we persist iu such a 
course, it will soon bj seen and talk- 
ed ^about by the world; tliey will 
see that '.ve do not attend tneeling as 
we formerly did, aud ihc Church 
will observe ihai wea'bsent ourselves 
from theiu when ihey assemble lo 
worship our Father in Heaven ; and 
if we were formerly instrumental 
members iu the Church, we will 
now be a hiuilrance to the cause, 
and will not show by our fruits any 
good, but will appear as barren as 
the carih does at this time of the 

Our de,ire for reading the Script- 
ures will become less, aud we will 
perhaps begin to love to read novels 
or continued stories, aud thereby 
lose the desire we once had for reiil- 
iug the Bible, the will of God. 

Brethren aud sisters, we caiuiot 
be too careful iu this matter, for wc 
can read, 2nd Peter 2: 20-21-22, the 

conilition of those who have once 
turned their faces Zionward, and af- 
terward become entangled iu the 
pnllutiousoftho world. I tlii"k 'I 
we are only willing to learo, a" 
to know God's will all we can, and 
perform our iluty as well as «<■ 
know how, there would nee.l he no 
fears of us becoming cold or negli- 
gent in tills matter. 


Thou prcparest a table l^'='""'„'"'j 
in the presence of my eueuiies ; 
annoimestmy heal with oil, m."^"!' 

ruuilelli over. 



Youth's De partment. 

''^^'^'^Uttle of LIFB- 

00 fortl. 10 tbeTimi^ of Life my boy, 
al wbilo il is c»llfd to.>l:y : 

R,i.,r<"l'MS of llinse wlm may lose o.- ivi.i 
Uf tl.o«e who m«y woik 01 play. 

, J ,|,p iroiipsmarcli steadily ou my boy, 
To ll,e ^.riiy gone before; 

Tou may be="' ""= *'"""' ° ' '-'"'"S 

Going down to tho rivci- where the two 
woilds meet; 
They £0 to return no more. 

There is room for you in tbo ranks my 
boy. . , 

And July, too assigned; 
Step io'o tlK- I'root with a cheerful grace. 
Be iiuicU, or aiiothcr may lahe your place, 

And you may bo left behind. 

There is work to do by tbo way, my boy, 

Tliat you never can tread a;;ain. 
Work for the loftiest, lowliest men— 
Work for the plow, adze, spindle and pen 
Work for the bauds and the ln;iiil. 

The serpent will follow your steps my 


To luy for your feet a snare; 
Ami pU'asure'sits iu Iier lairy bowers, 
AVithgarlandd of poppies and lotus flow- 

Enwiciithiug her <;olden hair. 

Temptations will w;ut by the way, my 

Temptations without and witliin; 
And spints of evil, in robes as fair 
As the holiest angels in Heaven wear. 

Will lure you to deadly sin 

Then put on the armor of God, my boy, 

la tile beautiful days ofyoulh; 
I'lit oil the helmet, brea.stijla.te and shield, 
,\nd the sword that the feeblest arm may 
la the cause of Right and Truth. 

Anil !,'o lo the balllo of life, my boy, 
Wilh the pe.\e9 of ilie gospel shod. 
And bt lore high heaven, du the best you 

For the great reward, for the good of man 
For Die kingdom and ciown of God. 
— Littlti i^owcr. 


Our iiies'it'd .Savior said, "Sufl'er 
Inilc children lo cofoe unto me aud 
lorblj liiein iu,t, for of micli is the 
liingdom 1)1' Heaven." I suppose we 
"11 know, that all those who die in 
'iieir infancy will be received up into 
Sraveii. I ;icea n„t therefore talk 
lo die Savior had reference to, 
I'Mluvou who have loft your infan- 
'™ s"it", and liave gone out into this 
'inful wc)rl,l. 

Dcaryoiiu- reader let me warn 
)■"" of some „f the many dangers vou 
w.-nl,jectl„. I w„ul,i first try to 
"OI""S up,j„_v,„„. ,„;„,! ,1,^ gj,^^^ 

"■" of mtenipei-ance. As vou are 

'laniuf; „ut into this „ide world of 

'^'^ intemperance will be about the 

ni il,i„„ i|,,j „,^y present it.self be- 

"° '""■ ^-' "le warn you of the 

»':««■" of intemperance. It is o,.e 

« 'I'vils best a;;enls to lead the 

j" '"■'■" '■'•<>■" «od; as he can 

>-on step by step by telling vou 

J;;- -. arm in .,,.,, ,,L; of 

kiadr ' '""'' ™'^' '^1' y™. 

,1,'; ,."='' 'I'™*''"'1» are), down to 
gtav ;""' '^''""'<"' 'Irunkard's 
Oh ivi', " ""'"^ couhnesof bell. 

""™-lliep,-e,enceofGed «nd 

all iiis liiily niij^ols forrver, for 
llio sake of a lew drops of poison to 
sfttisfy the crayinp ap|ictitc. Let me 
sny to yuii dear young remler, when- 
ever the tempuiion pivseuts itselfbe- 
fore Vuii, ulwiu'ti say, "N'ever a drop," 
and my word for it, you will never 
re^iet it when you grow up to man 
and womanhood. 

Iniem| eranceleadslo thej^amhliog 
t-alooii, lo the many nuirderi that are 
perpetrated now in our day. There 
are manyother evils whicli theyotintr, 
if not very earefid, may be led into 
before they are aware of it. I would 
ju?t here ta)<e occasion to say that the 
ball room, the festivals which are so 
common in our day and aUo the fairs 
aud hui^o races which professors of 
religion take an active part in, arid 
say thtie is no harm in it, but 1 
would warn all young persons to stay 
away from such places, as they arc an 
Hbomiuation in the sigiit of 'J-od. 
Then you may become useful men and 
wunieu in tins world, useful in the 
churt'h, and finally reach the haven 
of rest. 

Young readers, perhaps some of 
yon have a little brother or sister in 
Heaven, whom you fondly iovcd. 
Would \ nil not hke to meet theai 
there? Yus, I iliinlc you would. 
What'a happy lime that will \w "to 
meet onr little brothers and sialers, 
fatheis and mothers that have lonj; 
gone before ? They are inviting all 
to come and join thera in that happv 
land whore parting shall be no more 

We have but once to Iravc! through 
this world, vvc should therefore mahe 
sure work, for if we miss Heaven we 
cannot retrace our steps. Then it 
will be too hiie, thcdoorwill be shut, 
then we will that awfnl aound, 
•'depart from me ye cursed into ever- 
lasting fire jirepared forHiedcvil at:d 
his auuols. Then 'et me say to you, 
"remember thy Creator in the days of 
thy youth before the evil davs draw 

riiere is another evil which I would 
wish to impress upon your minds, 
namely: pri<le (or fashion.) Dear 
young reader, I heliove that ]>ride 
is driigi^ing thousands upon thousands 
tlnwii lo a preunituic grave, yes, I 
will say down, down to the regions 
of dark despair, which were not j)re-« 
pared for boys and giils, neither for 
rutii and women, but for the devil 
and his angels, lie careful then that 
you ar« not debarred li'om the pres- 
ence of God on account of decorating 
your body with all manner of fopl- 
isiiupsf;, us it is an abomiiiatioit itiitiiiei 
sight of 'Almi^lify Gofl; '"-' ' -- 

In t He last place,, let me tell you 
how you c.iu avoid al^l thbst; things. 
Draw \\\^\\ to, Godia^ld l^e has prom- 
is-d that ho will drasv aigb to you. 
Ufpciit of your sius, before you have 
so many tt» repent of, believe en the 
Loid Jesus (."hrisl, aud be baptized 

for the remission of your sln«. Then 
yon have the promise to receive the 
gift of tlie Holy Ghost. IM, vour 
light so shine before men, thut others 
may see your good works, and glorify 
your Father which is iu Heaven. The 
graf^e of God be with you all, 
Oreev castle. Pa. 



Aunt Libby patted me on the Iiead 
the other day and said, "George, mv 
boy, this is the happitst part of your 

I guess aunt Libby don't know 
much. 1 guess she never worked a 
week tp make a kite, and the tirst 
time hhe went to fly it, got the tail 
hitclied in a tall tive, whose owner 
wonld'nt let her climb up to diseu" 
tangle it. 

I guess she never broke one of the 
runners of her sled some Saturday 
aftevnnou when it was prim? coist- 
ing. I guess she never ha>l to give 
her biggest marbles to agivat luberlv 
lioy, lipcause lie would thrjsh her if 
she did'nt. 

I guess she never had Inrn twitch 
off her best cap, and toss it into a 
mud-puddle. I guess she never had 
t(> give her huunniug top to quiet the 
baby, and have lh^> paint all sucked 

I guess she never saved all hor 
pennies a whole Winter lo buy a 
trnui]}et, and then was told »he must 
not blow it, because it would make a 
noise! No; Aunt Libby don't know 
much. How should she".' She never 
was a boy ! — Fannij I^crn 


I go against tob.icco, becau-?e it 
goes against me. I esohew it. I will 
not chew i'. I will tell you why. 
Ist. I do not like the taste of it ; it 
tastes worse than any medicine you 
can put to your lip', it is sneh sick- 
ening stuff. 2nd. I dou't like the 
looks of it ; when I see the tobacco 
1 pity the month that chew.-* it ; and 
when I see the mouth that chews it 
I pity the tobacco ; it is of a dirty 
dirt-color. 3d. I don't like the efUcts 
of ifs n.«e ; it make* the teeili yellow 
and brown when they should be 
white ; it makes the breatli olfensive 
when it should be sweet ; it injures 
the voice so that ihust' who chew 
cannot sing and speak to advantage. 
The voice hreak;^, and the chorister 
croaks, like a ravcii when lie siiould 
sing lilie a bob')lin'l<: ■ the <irator 
merely barks, and a tobacco hark is 
very .disagreeable. 4th. I fear tobac- 
co creates an app.'tite for liquor ; it 
lights. a fire in the throat which 
■t?aier may not put out. — Brlghf Side. 

'" SftYclj* goodness and mercy shall 
follow me, al! the days of my life; 
and I will dwell iu tlie house of the 
Lprd I'urcver. 

Eeportof the Treasirerof Middli District 
of Penaa- 

DrcKKNsoN, Pa., 1 
Jan. 21st, 73. \ 

The former report published by me 
through the Companiont was made 
out and sent, on tlic 11th day of De- 
cember, 1871. wliich rf port dnth 
show the amounts of moucv wiiieh 
came into my liands, and tiie amounts 
paid out by me, for defraying the e.K- 
jienses of D. M. HoMnger while on 
his mission to Michigan. 
The amounts received from 

the dilTcreut churches up 

to Dlg. Uth, $122.23 
Paid D. M. Holsinger, 95.35 
Dec. II, balance In my 

hands, 2G. 88 

May I, 1872, rcji'd from 

Duncansville, Dunnings 


Marsli Creek ciiurelioi 

the amount of 19 30 

In my hands, % -IG.IH 

Mav 1, 1K72, paiilioD.M. 
HoUingrr $9.30 iu re- 
ceipts, §21.05 in money, ^^30.35 

Au^. 2{),1872,pai<I t.<» same 
tor cvpensea to meet iho 
ctmimittee, 1^0.00 

Paid out, 
Iu hao'l. 

Treasury short, 



I will also give a .'■talruient cou- 
ceruing the moneys recvived and paid 
out by nic, for the travelling expcn-- 
scr* <tf our representatives sent fn;m 
the District Meeting to liie A. M. ns 
Received from tlie diflerent 

churches up to Mav 31, 

1871, ' .^S7.25 

Paid out at different times, 73.50 

Balance left iu my lunds, 13.75 

Ree'd from ^[av 1, to .June 

15, 1872, ' 2JJ.50 


May 2d, sent to D. P. Say- 
lor fur c'cpeiif-e-* to Mont- 
gomery c-ounty, % 1 00 

Solomon Garber expenses to 

Tenn., (J.OO 

June 26, a check to J. \l. 

Hanawail expo's to .V.M. 17.75 

In my liauds, 
Paid out, 




tn my hands Jan. 21, '73. Si8.0O 
Joha W. HrumI)aUL;li has not a.s 
yet, pent iu.his elatuj, s-) the churches, 
of the Xlid'ile Peuna. District, by this . 
statement will see that this day, is a, , 
balance in my hands of only" ,^4.33; '"' 

I hope this Statement will give sa£- 
IsfacEioii to those eburclies who a.-skeil- ' 
me vvluit their share to pay in .wut, ti 
but aSi to how much, each di,slrict, is, ; 
to make up, I could not tell, so far, ^ | 
all used iheir oun judgment, am( 
those tliat did not pay in, for last, 
years expenses, do know it, I hopC- so ■ 
at) Ica^t. D.iNiEL ICiiLi-KK.Sfcn. 
; ■. 'JWns. of Middh l^mii^ Did. ' - 





3. / 

JaD. 27lli, 187: 
Dear Pil;;rim : —I would inform 
your readers that our scries of meet- 
ings ended on llie 20!h. Brelliren 
Daniel F. Oood nnd Jaeoli Trosilo 
were our ministers from a dislance, 
and iircthrcn Wm. Hi<w and Arcliy 
Vandyke of [icwislown were also 
witli us. They all labored faithfully 
as embassadors in Christ's stead, in- 
viting sinners to turn to God nnd ear- 
nestly warning those who had cove- 
nanted with (Ji)d to fear lest a prom- 
ise being left them they might fall 

The result of their labor was four 
precious souls nere added to the 
Chusch by baptism, on last .Sabbath, 
and many good impro.ssii»r8 were 
made, so that some two or three more 
have made known their desire to be 
initiated into the Church militant. 
Miy the good Lord bless their labors 
with many souls feu- their hire. I 
wcjuld also adii that Iir.>ther Trostle 
and Wm. llo'.v adilresscd the chil- 
dren in the Orphan's School at Mo- 
Cnlisterville, giving them many 
wholesome instructions, such as were 
ain-lieable to their ngc'. 

Micniiii. Bkshoaii, Sr. 

Caktbhsviu.k, Curab. Co., Va., | 
])ce. 30th, 1872. f 
J>nr PiVycim •■— On the 14th of 
next Pcbrnary, it will be two years 
since we landed in this part of the 
ciinnlry,and were the only brethren 
tha' ever had beei\ in or through this 
part of Virginia. Now t here are sev- 
en of US here. Next month t\\o more 
expect to come, and some thirty or 
forty have visited this country during 
ibis time. All seemed to be wvll 
pleased, and they all acknowledged 
that there is as good or the best chance 
for brethren to colonize that they have 
ever saw. We had eleven meetings 
in nine months time. The people 
secmod to be well pleased with lite 
preaching ami general character of 
the nretbven. Yours in love, 

NVm. M.\i.i.(>nv. 

Frffogic called to the niinlatry. 
Yours in truth. . F. B. 

SpriuijJiM Distriit, /ml. 


Dfar Pilgrim:— A» tlioiv has 
nothing appeared in your columns 
from our district, 1 wish to say a 
few words that m:iy lie of some in- 
lerist to your many readers. 

Our (burcb, I ibiuk, is in a good 
and prosperous condition. A dozen 
or more were added to the Church 
during the last ycir. 

Go Saturday be''»rc Christmas we 
hvid a choice for a bpaaWer at the 
house of Bro. and sister llofl' who 
have our thaiiks for kiitdness shown 
to all present. 101 1. .lacob Berkey 
and t>vo speakers from other distri,;ls 
w.rc with us. Uros. .lo-c;)li Weaver 
anil Joseph Eby were aflvai:ced to 
tic second degree, and l!ro, j!onj 

The follow we extract from a letter 
received from Eld. Geo. Wolf of 
Lalhrop, C'al : 

"Up to this date, .January 20tb, 
1873, wc have hail the finest winter 
that I have teen in 16 years, since I 
have been in Cal. The meroury ran- 
ges at about ')!) degrees above Zero, 
there was a few days iu December at 
the coldest point, lliat the mercury 
fell to 16 degrees above Zero. The 
grass and grain-fields arc green, stock 
docs well, raiu has fallen to wet the 
ground 11 the San Jo.iqnin Valley 
two feet deep, a sufficient guarantee 
that we will have, (with our usual 
Spring rains) a bountiful harvest. 
Our seasons are more eorrcctly named 
dry and wet, than summer and win- 
ter. We, like the Jews of Palestine, 
designate our rainy season by tlieearl\ 
and latter rains. When lh_> San Jo- 
aiplin river overflow.i its banks by 
the l.'Jtb of February, it is a cause of 
rejoicing to us as well as it was to the 
.lews wlieu tlieir .Jordan overllowed, 
as we will have a plentiful harvest. 

Dear Pilgrim: — We are glad you 
arc making your weekly visit to us 
again at the commt-jicement of this 
year, and wc also think you are very 
mueli improved, but how arc you get- 
ting along iu the way of getting your 
pay. Your Editors have been very 
generous and promise to wait those 
that have not the money at present, 
but is it riglit ibr those of us who 
could pay now just as well as at thip 
end of the year, to take advantage of 
tlieir generosity ? They are at a heavy 
expense; their material has to be 
paid for, and their liauds must be 
paid, and if they can't get money to 
meet expenses I fear you will have 
to stop, which we would regret very 
much, it is true, we sometimes see 
things in vour columns that some of 
us think might as well be left out, but 
wdio of us coi.ld edit a paper and not 
make some mistakes, so wc attribute 
the errors only to the head and not 
to the heart of the editors, and then 
it i.s also putting the agents lo some 
trouble and inconvenience. Tlie 
agent may receive tw<i. three or five 
dollars wdiieli he will have to hold 
for a time, or ride probably 8 or 10 
miles to get a check or postal order, 
and to send tvvo dollars by postal or- 
der costs just a5 much as to send §20. 
Now friendly readci-s, what I have 
written I have written to stir up 
your pure minds by w.iy of remem- 
brance. Agent. 

Ttii< notice was written on Iticsume sheet 
ofiprivatclellcr, ana it beinj; laid aside 
for fature rcferenco. lUe notice was over- 
looki-ii. The parties will plcme excuse. 
REDDIG— FUNK.— Onllie 12lti of Dee, 

.t the residence of the bride's pi- 
Jscksonville. by tha und - 


eddi?, t» Miss 
Funit, both of (Jumberlaad 

sijiifd, Olnislopher Reddi] 

C..,, P«. 
SU.VUE-B.\8H0AR.— Janoiry 23d, it 
the resideiieu of »ro. R. T, Myers, by Eld- 
P 3, Myers. Mr. B F. Shade, ol Newton 
Hamilton, Pa . and sister Biirbar.1 
shoar of Moveytowa, Pa. 



days, k-aviug nn aftVctionale wife in,i „ 

daughter, motticr, brothers arKl^Ut^ ° 

and many friend'* and relatircj to nion ' 

his unlimely depavture. " 

LECKRONE.— Also in the same Chi,r.i 
Dec. 4th 1872. brother Abraham fe' 
rone, aged 40 years. 10 months 
' . ' _ *".'ction; 

daughter, mother, brnthc 
ny frie 
mely depavture. 

Thesubjcxlof this notice was confined 
to his bed for aomc mouths and iuffercd 
immensely, but bort it with Christian forti 
tudo. Uo was a kind hnsband and futhor 
a reguliir Jittendanl at Church aiii a''ofii 
neighbor. Funeral serTica by the writer 

COVER,— Also in the same Church and on 
the sam-- day, our old and well kuow, 
brotlisr Satimel Cover, aged 71 years 5 


Write for the Pil(!Kim, work 

for thcinorpase ofils v:ircul;itioij, ami 
pray for its editors and contributors 
tliatitinay he a power in favor o I 
primliivo Christianity. 

BAKER —In the Union District, Marshall 
Co ■ Ind., Nnv. SSd ISli, Emma Viola, 
dau'chtoi- of brother Henry and sister 
LnccHa Baker, a-ed 3 years, ^ montha 
and 15 days. Funeral s.-rmou improved 
from Malt. 19 ; 13-14 by the writer. 
WOLF— Also, in the sam-' district, 
uary 13th '7;J. Catharine Fidily. dunghter 
of brotlior Daniol and sistur Catharine 
W<ilf. Jt^tC 5 years. 3 months and i 
days. Funeral seryico improved from 
John 19; 20 bv Eld. John Knisly and the 
■writer. ' Adam Atplkman. 

WHITER —In the JouMtlian's Crfek 
Clinrch.Ohio, sometime in Febuary 1S73 
friend Tliomas, husband uf sisl«r Cath- 
arine Whiter, of cancer in llie stomach. 
He suffered much, but like many others, 
put ofl" his return to God and p.issed away, 
leaving a kind and affectionate wife and 
eight daughters, with elhcr friends to 
mourn their loss. Faneril SL^^rvica by the 

HEIiSER.— Also in the sani'? piace^ of 
spinal affection, on the 31st of April 1872, 
Hftltie. youngest daugiiter nf brother 
Levi and aisler Catharine Helsor, aged 
7 ycara, 5 months and S days. She loavea 
fatlier, mother, three sisters and three 
brothers behind, with many other friends 
to mourn their loss. Funeral sorfice by 
the writer. 

SNIDEll, — Also in the same placo, of old 
age. July 14th 1873, sister Eliz^ibeth, 
wife of our old brotliar, elder D.iuiel 
<S'QiU*r, aged til years, 4 mouths and 'A 

8he was afflicted a long time, hut bore it 
with patience. Just one week before she 
died my wife and self went to visit her 
and other old persons wore dying around 
her, and she made this lemark, "Well that 
is the way it is, others can go, and I must 
still stay here. Oh well, perhap.s my time 
will come too atler while." Just one week 
from that day she died, and she died as 
she had lived, a consistent sister and very 
zealous. Slie was the mother of 8 children, 
3 dead and 5 yet living, 38 grandchildren 
and upwards of 20 grcat-gvand-cbildrcn, 
Though she is dead her example still lives 
among us. Funeral service by the writer. 
HORN.- Also in the same Cliurch, 13th of 
September 1872, Emma Jane, daughter 
of brother Daniel and sister Marllia Horn, 
aged two years, 8 months and 21 days. 
She leaves behind father, mother, broth- 
era and sisters to battle with this world, but 
not long for some of them. Funeral service 
by the writer. 

HORN.— jllso in the pame Church and of 
the same family, October 2Uth 1872, C. 
A. Horn, aged 8 months, and 29 days. 
Fuucral service by the writer. 

PLANK —Also in the same Churcli, Oct. 
lath, '72, sister Mary, wife of our old 
Iriend Adam Plank who fell dead some 
years ago, aged 73 years i) mos.and 26 

She died at her sob in-laws, Bro. Peter 
Hclser, where she had lived ever since her 
husband died. She had entirely lost her 
mind before she died. She leaves 3 broth- 
ers, 8 sisters, 4 sons and 3 daughters behind, 
besides many other friends. Funeral ser- 
vice by the writer. 

months and 30 days, 
Brother Cover was always i 
humor and iu good spirits. Ha was a very 
healthy man, bm when disease took hold 
upon bini, like many more, was compelle,! 
to go. I was sent for on the 5th of Dec 
I went and stayed all night with him and 
in the mornins:, wrote his will and talked 
with him about his future prospects. He 
said he was ready and willing to go, that 
the Lord's will wis his will in that as well 
as in all other matters. He haves behind 
him a feeble hut aft'ectionate wife, a sistti, 
one daughter, one grand-son ond one great 
grand-son, all the family that ii left. 

VICKERS — In the same Church on the 
M day of Jan uary '72. Joseph P., sen of 
Bro. E. L. and sister Sarah Vickers.agtii 
11 months and 11 days. Funeral service 
by the writer. 
Little Joseph thou art gone to rest, 
While thy face we'll see no more; 
Thy melodious voice is mingling with thp 
On the farther shore. 

Wm. Abnold. 
( Visifor, i-lease copy th5 above obituaries i 
CARTER.— November 10th, 1872, ia Uu- 
ion township, Sanjoaquin Co.. Cal. Ben- 
jamin Carter, aged 64 years. Funeral 
aiscourae by the writer from Matt, 24-44. 
Friend Carter's remains lies in tlie OaV 
Grove Church Cemetery. Should his 
friends in the State of Wisconsin, ate this 
notice, they can have the consolation ot 
knowing that their friend and neighbor wns 
highly respected here in Cal , and kindly 
cared for in a Christian-like manner, bu- 
ried hy his sons and neighbors. But kind 
uess from relatives and friends cansol s»ve 
us from the grave, for death hath ;ill sea- 
SOHS and ages for his owu. 
REYNOLDS.— Also on the 28ih day of 
December, 1872. Adaline, wif« of Kl- 
dridge Reynolds, bid farewell, bore bo- 
low, to her husband, children and frieads. 
Her body sleeps in, and is the flrstUin 
in the new Cemetery, Union District, San- 
Joaquin Co.. Califoruia. Funeral discoerse 
by the writer from 1st Cor., 1"> ;21----- 
Eld. George Wulk 


Samuel Miller 
Kill John Knislcy 
David Beclnal 
.1 S S;iowberj;er 
John A Clement 
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Jno MMohler 
M Emma R-.hvf-'r 
Samuel Musselnu" 
Kntrle & Bro 
L II Dieki-y 
Noiili Flora 
Wm M Bogus 
Kltl David Bossermaii 
Thos Mft(l(lot:iis 
Clara M Burivet 
JohnS Mull 





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what some of our readers have friends 
rsiiilin;; in all ihcse Suites that would 
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good may be arronjplished. Our 
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JAMES OEEEK. PA., Jan. 28th, 1873- 

E^ How TO send money.-. AH sums over 
11.50, should be sent either in a check, 
draft or postal order. If neither of these 
can be oblaiiied, have the letter re(,'i6tered. 

C3~ When Monry is sent, ulwayi send 
with it the name and address of those who 
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'Ibis list U so small that we almost 
forgot to publish tf. Paper, ink and 
labor costs OS muney, and we cannot 
afford lo give it a..ay a particle belter 
than the farmer can his corn and 
wheat, or tlie merchant his gosds, yet 
we almost daily receive the names of 
such as are loo poor to pay anything. 
Now brethren and si.-tera, what 
would yon do ? We liave book- 
ed every name that ha.s been sent in 
and are Bending tbc I'ilgkim jus- 
the samv a.s it paid for. We do this 

plainly as possible. 

C^* KvERY subscriber for 1873, 
Pilgrim Almanac Free. 

gets a 


! prizing the poor of the plcisure it af- 
; fords itiera in reading it, aad second- 
ly, with the hope thac some uf our 
I open-bearted brethren aud sister.^ will 
We have been making an effort to assist us by donating a small amount 
have the field of the PiL(;RiM en- i ^°' 'hat purpose. The following was 
larged and we are glad to learn that ' ^ent in for that purpose. This does 

we arc ineeling with consMerable sue- , 

ce&s. ; 

lu adilitii 

on to the list ofStales rep- 1 P""'" »* they u 
'seated in No. ;j, we now New 
Hampshiie and Washington Tcrrito- 
fy. The I'lLOKiM is now aoknowl-' 
1'lged by the religious i-ress to be a ' 
first-class paper aud is receiving favor I 
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"-' 'w.d press is also favoring us and 
"■<!_ "e especially indebted to the 

'»' (^iroliiia. Jiecord fbr the favor 

COufl.|.rp,] -III - . 

'"'■ Una IS a new paper pub- 
™'«'i by Ciendennin & Carpenter at 
'"I^Hordton, N. C, at §2.00 per 
annum \ ' 

, ■"">■ 01 our rcadci-t; inter- 

"■'"'thai part of the South, should 
read i(. ' 

not inclode these who sent in $1.25 
to have it sent to their friends or such 
itned theaLselvcs. 
I'OOR Lwr. 
.T. D. Ilo>cnberi:er, .50 

A. P. .Miller, " 25 

Daniel Buck. $1.60 

t.'stharine Cline, 25 

'i'l"; fo!l„wi„ 

seutal : 

g Stat. 

es are not repre- 


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»»'>. Missis, 

^;«;'"»», Texas aud Vermont. 
»e Man, 

ansas, Con- 


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.M. 11. Ilymnbooks sent by mail 
84. 50. 

.Ixo. Pl.AXK. You did not send 
Sarah Lahmcr'a name. It is now 
booked aud will come all right. 

ISHABI. Uooi>. We have been send- 
ing the Pii^OKiM to tjoo. Dickey, 
OmorP. (). Seneca Co. Ohio. If ihat 
is not right, let us know. 

.Jno. S. Ni;wco.MKi!. Your name 
was overlooked in entering the new 

Wm. a. niURBAT.— Your last list 
is received and the PiLoniMs are 
sent— The Tune Book is sent. 

Cohrectio.n.— At the end of Eld. 
B. F. Mooiuaw's article of this week 
the fford"cmcluded" was placed in- 
stead of "conlinued," and part of 
the issue run off before it was 
noticed. We have now another pa 
per on bands for ne.\t week and 
will still be continued. 

D. W.Shanic. We received $1. 25. 
Ploa^ie notice the PiLORiu is $1. 50 
The Almanac is sent. 
Eld. Jno. Nicholson informs us that 
whilecuttiiig wool his ax glanced 
and cut his foot .so badly lhat he 
will not be able to attend to his ap- 
pointments for .?ome time. 

Your list and contribution did 
not reach us. 

Bro. John W. Gish of Troutvillc 
Va. says ; " Wo are having some 
very roiish weather and considerable 
sickness, especially iiranng the age I. 
among whom there has been a num- 
ber of deaths. We are still well- 
pleased with the PiLoni.M aud hope 
it may continue to iiti prove as it cer 
taiuly has been since its commence- 

Lewis Wop.kma.v. Vou say you 
sent us §7. 00 and gave us only three 
names that yon say have jtaid, who 
is the S2. 50 for? Please inf.r.-n us 
as it is iraporlant that we should 
know. In sending money always 
inform to whom it is to be credited. 
Bro. D. D. Shively informs us 
that the brethren of Oak Haw church 
111., on the 25th of Dec. held a 
choice for deacon which resulted in 
the election of lira. John Arnold to 
that office. 

Also on the 27th. of the same 
month the brethren of Millminc 
Churcli held a choice tor the same 
purposo, and hrethreu Daniel Moiiler 
and Solomon S. Miller were chosen. 

All SunscEIPIIO-V.s must co;n- 
mence with the beginning of the 
yearaslongas wo have back Nos. 
and Almann-x to supply the demand. 
We cannot atford to send the Alma- 
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a full year. We can still supply a 
goodly number with full Nos. Send 
along \he new .subscribers by the 
scores aud by the help of God we 
will make the PiLOUisr a power in 
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CLOPEDIA.--W0 are in receipt of a 
specimen Leaf of ihia recent and 
valuable work. If the "specimen" 
represents the work which it no doubt 
does. It will beamagnifleoat volume 
and will be a great addition lo our 
religious literature. It is published 
Ijy John t;. PoTTUR &Co. 917 San- 
son! St. Philada. 

Think Lmmeission Th.icedto tub 
Apostles.— The first edition of ihis 
instructive and inlcrcsting work is 
exhausted and a copy of the 2nd. 
■ edition is 011 our table. Tim author, 
J. H. iMoore informs us that he now 
has on hand a largo supply and is 
prepared to fill all oidois. This is a 
good work ami should be circulated 
by the thousanils, For |)riee .tc, see 
advertisement on last pan-e. 

The Santo of Ilrallli though only 
a short time before ilie public, has 
gained a world-wide reputalion, 
which it richly deserves. For the 
mass, it is the Iciiiling health journal 
of the Uiiilcd Stales, liaviiig llr iis 
motto, Katurt's n mediul m/i'iu-ics an 
liijU, uir, teinpei-aturc' etteiricUi/. diel. 
Iialking, sleep, rxereise and rest. All 
those wishing to enjoy hmg life and 
good health should read it.l'ublish- 
ed by S. 11. «'clls .'ISO, Broadway, 
New Toi-k, at $2. 00 per annum. 

I'hrenoloriical Journal, for February 
is on our table, which, as usual, is 
fully up to its standard, ami eonlains 
so many good things that we have 
not the space to enumerate all of 
them. There is no other publication 
comes to r.ur otlioo that we prize so 
highly. Each number contains from 
70 to .SO pages of iiifbrmalion fir ev- 
erybody. We iioliee lhat the pub- 
lisher oilers a premium of a new Cfint- 
mo to new subscribers who send 30 
et.s. extra fir postage aud mounting. 
Published liy S. It. Wells,339 Broad- 
way, N. Y., at .5.3.00 per annum. 

We have iua<lc arrangements (0 
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who have ncnt us $1.50 fiir the Pil- 
grim can have the Journal by send- 
ing §2.00 more. Sample copies sent 
on the receipt of siam|i lo pav post- 

We do.tliroii^'h this medium, infuroi tli 

Vick's Fi,o;;ai. GuinK for I,S73. 
— The Guide is now published quar- 
terly. 25 cents pays for the year, 
four numbers, which is not half the 
cost. Those who afterwards send 
money to ilie amoiiiit of one dollar or 
more for seeds may also order 25 cts. 
worth e.\tra — the pri^o jiaid for the 

The January number is beautiful, 
giving plans for m.iking Rural II wiieB 
designs fin- Dining Table D.coratii'us, 
W'intlow Gardens, itc,, and conlain- 
iiig a mass of'inlormaliou invaluable 
to the lover ol' flowers. — One Hun- 

Ware, Georgia, Louisi- books It is now entered and niark- 
ppi, Rhode Island, South led | aid to No. 12. Is that right 
These j The iracisarc sent again — had been 
■'presented by actual sub- : sent before. 

brctlireii nnd chiirclii's conipi isinji ilie firct ,' dred ami (il'iy paj^i'S, on fiiiL' thifcd pa- 
per, some (Ivf liiunlred cn^ruvings 
and u superb colored plate and C'iirc - 
itio cover. — riic (lr.>^I L'liirio'i of '200,- 
000 just pridlfd in I^ii;^lisli and CJcr- 
mau, and ready t<j send out. 

James Vi-k, liuchcttir, N. Y. 

(liilrict ot" Virginia, thiit Kriiliiy .im] Salui 
d:iy licforo llm foiirtU Sund:iy in Ajiril, is | 
till' time appointed tbr llur Iinlding ot'llie j 
Annual I)i.-;lri(l Mi't'tinj,'. iind will be held I 
at tliat time no prfvenlive providence, at 
the Valley Moulintj-liynsc in liotclourt Co,, | 
one mile aouIU of Ani-itoidam. A full at- ' 
tendance is desirable. B. F. Muumaw. ^ 




Tliere ia suliii-jcnt .^lUanlity of ftr- 
menleil «nil distilled liquors used io 
the United Stales, in one year, to fill 
a canal four feet de«|i, fourfrn feet 
wide, and one hundred and twen- 
ty miles in length. Tliu |)laces where 
intoxicaling drinks arc made and sohl 
in Ibii country, if placed in rows, in 
dirccil lines, would make a ttreet one 
hundred miles in length. If the vic- 
tims of iho rum trallie were there also 
we bhould we a^uicide at every mile, 
and alhoiiBand funerals a day. If the 
drunkards of America could bejilaced 
iu a procession, five ahreast, they , 
would make an army one hundred 
miles in length. What an army of 
victims! Every hour in the night, 
the heavens arc lighted with the in- 
cendiary torch ofthcdrnnken. Every 
houriu tlie day, the earth is stained 
with thebloodshed hy drunken 
sins. Kee tliegreat army of inchriotes, 
more than a million strong, marching 
on to sure and swilt destruetioii— fil- 
ing oil' rapidly into the poor-houses 
and prisons, and on to the scaffold; 
and yet the ranks are constantly filled 
hy the inoderaie drinker. Who can 
com pule the f.rrlnnes squandered, the 
hopes crushed, the hearts broken, and 
tbc hoines made desolate by druuk- 
«nno««? — Christian at worh. 

The complr^lion of ItiC Cbenpualc sod Oliio 
Trunii Lino B^iilwuv. hns r,ppQ,»(l up l» the 
world mticli .,1 llir fine TLMBER I.ANDR. 
rich OOAL FIKI,DS.ndclir»pt'iRMl.Nli 
LANDS or W. V«. Now 18 the time to get 
cheap hoUJPH and iLvesl money with tile 
piOHpeot of a bRndsome profit. For furth- 
er parlienlftrn inquire of the undersifjued, 
agent for lands here, 3- S. FLDHY. 
Orchard View, Fayette Co., W. Va. 

Jan. 10. 

The act passed hy the last Legisla- 

ture, and signed by Gov. Goary, 

l-rescribed tliitt <uice every three years Book. CtoUi, 7.'icis. 

the citizens of the various countios j/„,,,, „„rf /&;,„/, 

shiiU vote upon the question of "li- 

oeuso" or "no Ucousc." If, upon 

counting the votes, tlie majority in 

any county arc in favor of no license i 

then it shall lujt be lawful for the' 

court of said county to grant any li-- 

coise for the sale of spirituous and 

intoxicating liquor during tlioso 

throe yeaiB. 'I'lic fust vote upon 

this question is to be taken at 

the Spring cleetioti ensuing. Iti 

will ho notieod that the law decs not 

call for a vote by election districts, 

as some suppesc, but that the whole 

county is to bo consulted whether 

or nut liquor .fhall be sold wiihtn its 

limits. Which will we do, vote in 

favor of tluse hell houses, where our 

chililren uro made drunkards, by 

staying nt home, or go and vote it 

down? The issue is at stake and the 

decision will bo made. Taverns or 

no taverns, that is the question. 

Trine Immersion. 

A discossion on Trino Immersion, by Irtter 
bctwfen Elder B. V. Moomaw and Pr. 
J. J. Jnrkson, tn wliirli is annemii a 
Treatise ou tlie Lf rd's Supper, and on 
III* neccesily.rliararleraiid evidencpfi of 
Oio new liiiUi, also a dialogue on Ibe doc 
trinf of noii-renistancf!, by Elder B. K. 
Moomaw. Single copy 60 cente. 


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\V!i'n! i« tI>P Cliristiiiii's FAlhcrlaml ? 

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Ill N.i/.;iici!i's vale, on Zion's 6tecp, 

Oi-ljyllir (;:iliU-:m (lucp 1' 

WluMi,- [jil^niiii liDsts liavc* nislieil to lave 

Tlifir stains of sin iu Jonlnn's wave, 

Or soHiiht to will l>y brand ov blatlc, 

Tlie imnl) wIumtiii Hioir Lord was laid ? 

WiuTi- is II. f riiri-'i iiiV F.illifrland ? 
Is it lliL' h^iun'r I i;,r,iiii Mnuul. 
Wiicn- Ain>sl."li.' \v,iii(K'i.-rs 
Tlio y; lii' ill' Juwish bondage bui&t ? 
OrwhiTC, on iniiuy a mystic i)ai;c, 
Byzantine prelfttn, Coptic sa^je, 
Koiully essayed to intLTtwine 
Maitli's sliaiiows with the light Divine ? 

Or is tlie Cliristian's Fiitlicrlaiid 

WlnTL-, Willi crowned head and croziercd 

Tlic Oluisl of Empire- proully flits 
Alid on UiL' -ii-avc of L';c>;ir mIs .' 
Oil ! Iiy lliosi! WOJld-i-nilir.K'iii;; walls, 
Oh! ill tliusf vaht and piotiuvd ludls, 
Oh ! uiidcnu^itli that soarin;;' dome, 
Shall this not lie. iho Christian's lioineV 

Where istlic Chrislian'p Riihcrland'.' 
He slill looks on from laud to land — 
Is ik wlUMc Gcrmiin cunscicncc woke 
Wlicu l.iiUu'r's li]»s f)l tInmdL'r spoke ? 
Or where, hy Ziiru:!rs hlion-, was heard 
The i:alni Helvotiairt; eai'MOsl word ? 
Or whore, buside the rusliiii;.; Tlionc, 
Stem Calvin reared his iiiisccn throne? 
Or where, from Swedcns snows cumc forth 
The stainless hero of the north ? 

Or is there yet a closer band — 
Our own, onr native Fatherland ? 
Where Law and Freediiai, side by sidt', 
hi Heaven's behallhavc i,'ladly vied ? 
Wlitre prayer and prai^L- foi- years have 

III Shakspeare'a ace :(uts, Milton's toug ue, 
Blessiu;,' with cadence sweet and grave, 
The firt-side nook. tUc ocean wave, 
And o'er the broad Atlantic hurled, 
wakening to lite anotiier world V 

No, Christian ! no — not even there, 

% Christmas hearLii or churchyard de ar ; 

Nor yet on distant shore bi'oui^ht nigh. 

nor Western PoutiiV's lordly luinie, 

Nor eastern Patriarch's hoiiry lame— 

Nor e'en where sh'ouc sweet licthlchem's 

star ; 
Thy Fatherland is wider far. 

Thy native home is wheresoe'or 
Christ's Spirit lireatlies a holier air ; 
JVhere Clirisl-hke faith is keen to seek 

What Truth or Consdeliw Irecly speak ; 
^VlieieClirislHke Lovi; dcliylits to span 
^ni(M'ent-, that sever man IVoiu man 
id God' 

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'Vhere, roimd God's throne. His just ones 

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HV IJ. r, MO )>tA\V. 

Ill sujuort ot' the pubitioii that ue 
'■'i^'i-* lauea, and for the csrablish- 

I int'iit ut" the iiriiiciple containfcl 
therein, we next propose to present 
tVom the Bible, facts and circum- 
stances there delineated. 

Firat, we will briefly notici the 
c>jmn.,uid to Adam in Eden, petting 
forth hid privileges and restrictions, 
thus eonimandiiiL^ and saying to tlie 
man, ''of every tree of tlie garden 
thou mayest frcdy cat, except the 
tree of kjiowle.lge of good and evil 
ihou shalt not eat of it, for in the 
dny tiiou eatest thereof thou shalt 
sur^'ly die." Gen. 2 : 16-17. There 
was no possibility of being mistaken 
as ti) Divine authority of this com- 
mand, as to the tendency and terri-^ 
blc const (piencis that wonld result 
from ihe want of a proper regard of 
this divine iigunctio:i, terrible con- 
s qiioii-t'C^s indeed ! H's expulsion 
from the lovei}^ garden with all ils 
comPoris and luxuries; the witii- 
drawal of Gud's pres^^nce; tlie cessa- 
tion of those interviews in the dawn 
of the morning and in the twilight 
of the evening; the earth cursed for 
his sake; exiled to combat the this- 
tles and thorns, to struggle for a 
Bubsistance until the seeds of death 
should be developed in the produc- 
tion of its legitimate fruits and he 
reUtrn lo the earth, only to be suc- 
ceecitd by following generations, who 
in thtir turn, witness in sorrow and 
pain, the incalculable ml.'^erics that 
have been, now are, and shall be en- 
dured by poor fallen and euiferiug 
humanity in this world and by the 
impenitent in the world to come. 
All this because of yielding to the 
inndious temptation of the enemy 
and becomiug dissatisfied wuh the 
ways and means of God — presumed 
to depart from them, and devise 
measures of his own. Oh fearful 
responsibility ! awful presumption, 
an<l yet we have not profited by his 
fcad experience, but a-s in very many 
inslances, upon the presentation of 
theories of men, human oriu in, adt)pt 
them, without, as it appears, stop- 
ping lo cnt^uire ''whence they are, 
of God or of men-'* 

Scromi/;/, We proiio^e to esa-nine 

the institution of the Sibbatli, tas(e 
if we can nrrive to any safe conelu- 
sion as to "from whonee it is," then 
"to the law and to the testimony" 
In the histoiyjof the world's eivation 
we learn, tlat on liie seventh day, 
Godeiidel liis work which He h-ul 
made, iind rested on the sevenih day 
fcom all His work which He had 
made. And Gol blessed the seventh 
day and sanctified it, beeiusc that 
in it He ha I rested from all His 
work which He had created and 
made. Gen. 2:3 4. Froai this ex- 
pression "sanctified it" which, iuone 
seiise means to s^t apart, we under- 
stand thit God do->i^ued, iw He liad 
rested from His work, it should ho 
con>ejrated to soiui special purpose 
and observe! differently from t!ie 
other six days; this conclusion is 
fully wariaiiled by the many rcfer- 
ence< and commuids .subsequently 
given relative to it, which we pro- 
ceed to notice. See Ex. IG : 4-5. The 
Loid promised that fir the children 
of Israel "He would rain broad from 
Heaven," and the penile should go 
out anl gather a crtain m'e ev;ry 
day, that He might prove ihem, 
whether they would walk in His law 
or not, and that on the sixth day 
they should gather twice as much 
as upon otherdays, doublh-'ss for (he 
rea.son that there should he no gath- 
erings on the Sabb.ith :^2 verse. And 
he 5aid nntoihcm, this is that which 
the Lord hath said. Tomorrow is the 
rest of the Holy Sahhith unto the 
Lord. And Moses said, eat that 
to-day, for to day ia a Sabhatli untj 
the Lord, to day ye shall n ^t find 
it in the field. Six days ye shall 
gather it, hut on the seventh which 
is the SaUbatli, in it there shall be 
none. Six days slialt thnu labor 
and do all thy work, bat the seventh 
day is the Sabbath of the L »rd thy 
God, :n it thou shult n it do any 
worlf, thon nor thy son, nor tiiy 
daughter, tijy man. servant nor thy 
maid-siTvant, nor thy cattle, nor 
thy stranger within thy gates, fvir in 
six days the Lord mad-i Hc.ivcn and 
earth, the i^e.i and all thinj'S that in I 

them is, and rested the seventh day, 
wherefore the T>ord ble>^scd the Sab- 
bath day and hallowed it." Exodus 
50;9-tl. The same law reiterates 
2;i : 12, see also 31 : 12-17 the same 
law enjoined, accompanied with ter- 
rible denunciatiouf, (refer to the 
passage as it too lengthy for insertion 
here.) See also Levit. 10:30 "Ye 
shall keep my Sd)hath« and rever- 
ence my sanctuary, I am the Lord." 
"And the Lor<l tpake unto Moses 
saying speak unto the children of 
Israel and say unto them concerning 
the feasts of tlie Lard,which ye shall 
proclaim to be holy convocations, 
even these are my f.asts. Six days 
shall work be done, but the seventh 
day is the Sabhatti of rest an holy 
couvooation, ye fchall do no work 
therein, it is the Sabbath of the 
Lord in all your dwellings." Levit. 
23: 1-3. The Lord having so posi- 
tively eomnianded the observance of 
this institution and so frequently cull- 
ed the attention of his people to it, that 
it was impossible that theyc')uld mis- 
understand it, or be mistaken as 
to "fro*n wiience it came;" that it was 
the height of presumption Ut neglect 
or violate it. Hence w len one was 
fonnd in the camp of Israel, picking 
up sticks on the Sibbath, the Lord 
visited upon him snnmiary punish- 
ment, and in order that their memo 
rics should be constantly refreshed 
commanded that a friujje should b;-: 
put upon their garment, with a ith- 
bon uf blue, that they iniglit look up- 
on it and remember all thocommantJ- 
mcnts of the L'^id and do tliem, that 
they should not seek afier their own 
heart and their own eyes. ''That ye 
may remember and do all my com- 
mandments, and he holy unto your 
(lod. I um the Lord your (hid which 
brought yon out of the land of K^'yp*» 
to be yonr God, 1 am the Lord your 
God." Num. lo : 37-11. For furth- 
er testimony as to the obligaliim of 
keeping, and the awful coiiscipiences 
of neglecting ir, we refer to Neh. 13: 
1(>-18; Jcr. 17: L'o, and Ezek, 20: 
10, 17. 

Wcarc thus j)articiilar in adilnc- 


T H E W e"e K L Y pilgrim. 

i,,-. u.-»limu.,ic3 so copiously, to im- know it «»s,I>.s,Snc.l r„r. Al.^.ve 
press tl.. minfl will, tl.c l«.li.-K i.1™ wc have .ai.l, the l..«' waa g.v.u 
,leM.-.,.,l l>v effort, that Ga.l's in emi.l.aliHang....-e. rhe-<, e:in we 
.e-inlremenls of His intelli-™', not umlc-stamlit ? Smvly wp MU.if 
creitnrM are ele.Hv, .lefi.Miely an.l j we feel so iJispose.l. Wl.y then is 
fullv e-vpress -il, lint every tliini; l!i;iti there sueli a controversy about ii? 
we are autliorizol to do is .«o plain j While one say.s it is only a clonic 
niiv easily know " ' thrown arouwl the economy of ^raee, 


when-^e it i', whether it he ofCJod oi | niiolher says it signifies soniethin;; i: 

;, : 

of men.' 

7o l!r Ci'llli'll :ie'J. 


Baplisin is a coninianil of the Xcw 
V.'Stanient, anil one of the many given 
■- a means for our reeonciliition with 
li"il. It is acliiiowleclged ty all pro- 
fessors of religion as far as I know, that 
we are in an unreconcilcil state, those 
at least who are grown to a mature a;;e, 
anil know gooii from evil, ami have 
transgressed the Law of God. We ad- 
n^it that, tln'oiigh the death of Christ 
we were i-eeancile.l irom under the 
carseof a broken Liw, so that the re- 
il m; tion hcld^ good on the infantile 
part of the human fiinily. Tliey shall 
lia saved tlirongh the merits of aeruoi- 
fiel Redeemer, but for tlioio who have 
gr.orn to adult ag-; and stepped out 

given to man, and for the faitl:l'u! dis- 
charge of their duty he says again : 
"tarry at Jernsaleni until yon b:- i n- 
dned with power from on hiitli." 
Thev did liave to wait very l-iiit 
for lliat extra gift, and what did that, 
bring to our i'iew ? There was a 
■rriMl, wonderfnl and niagnilleent 
,5 — about an hnndreil .md twenty 
diseiples gathered together in one 
place, deninnstrations from Heaven 
appeared, a rushing mighty wind 
of God is eternal life through Jtsns j which filled the house where they 
'Christ onr Lerd." God Siw that 1 were sitting, and cloven tongues as of 
: man had not the means to purehasc fire sat n|)Ui eacll of them ami they 
eternal life, therefore he scut bis Son i were all fillelwith the Iloli Ghost 
to present it to us as a gift. Xuw I and began to speak v/it!i other tongues 

as the spirit gave them uitcr.iuee." 
When thisenrifins p!uMVvn"'ii'i he- 
eanie noised abroad the ninbilude 
eamo together, and so the wcnnlerfnl 
works of God began. I'.nt some 

iloes mil. I hope none need fear the 
light ol ibe gospel which God has 
l,e->n plesK'd to gi>'C us. "The gift 

will we aeeept it as be gave it or will 
we trv to make amendments to better 
suit onr peculiar f;iney ? The form 
HUi dr.iwn up in the Court of Heav- 
en. The legislators of Heaven are 

the law-making power and, reader.) nioeked and said, "these men are full 
let me assure yon, you cannot alter or of new wine, but I'eter stood up with 
amend it, and the Savior has sahl. , the eleven and said, are not 
"not one jot en- tittle of the law sliall drunken as ye .suppose f.n- it is mily 
fail until all be fnllillod. Now that , the third liour of the day ; but is that 
law was enlrn.sted to trnst-n-orlhy ' which is .spoken of by the jirophet 
men. Alihough humble lishermeu, ' Joel." It is an nutpouriug of the 
; they were inspired, which empowered s|iirit. He preached to ilicm with 
j them to fulfill the design, and they power, clearly showing tlieni that that 

. , c , , ,1 , ,- „ .1.1, „' were sent out to preach, that i.s, to ' de.^iH whom they erncifieil had be- 
he benenied by the r. demptinn. J hero ' ' ' * 

. 1 r T - (■ I tell tl;e people what this aw cunsisled 

IS, !io«evcr, a cole ol Laws given lur ' ' , . . i .1 - 1 

1 of, and in what re at im thev i-tond that aeconni, these things were dem 

t':om under its protection, they will not 
filed by the r. deniption. 'J'herc 
ivcr, a cole of Laws given for 

»H'-b that, by a proper use of the ficul- 

'ome both Jjord and Christ, and 
t aeconni, these things w 
traled before them and for their 

V, -ami a s-rict adhercMCe to the letler : t!'<-'rcnnlo, ami tho.K. that believed, to 

efll.el.iw, may agiin enjoy the bene- 1 I'"'"' «=""^'^=''"^l'"'-^'"'"^'"="'"<^'"''-, ., „ 

sons of God. Then faith in the word (hey said to Ttlcr and lo the r.'st id 

jood. Their "yes were opened and 

fts and the glory Liod intended them 1 - ■ -" , •, , -, ,, , , 

10 enjoy. A°>d in order that we should I preached, is the first great principle, ""^Apo.tles, •'men and bretlnvn what 

■ wnliout eicuse in the matier, he lor if we will come to God we must ".la, 
■ -,s very emphatic, thus clearly set- 1 iirst believe ibat he is, and ibat he is 
; ng forth onr obligiiions to him and a rewarder of them that diligently 
no one need be deceived that drsires seek him. This will bring us to the 
the true knowledge of God, for it was] second step, which is repsniancc, and 
siven in i)hiln Bimple language, so J the third step is baplism. In obey- 
■bat high and low, rich .indjioorc.ju'd ' ing that command we promise God 

ill have the benefit of it. In pr 
"f this, we need only show that it was 
.iven to poor humble fi.>heriuail at 
^■:>t for tlicin to s.nv broadcast in the 
•vorld. That there is a groat princi* 
pie involved in this, yon may easily 
see, Ibr had he given it to ihe high 
and tipuleiit, :he lowly not having 
such advanlages m" int'aiis of leurniiig, 
they vvunid not had any eqn-al clunee. 

w*e ilo," an important question 
which required an auswer, a ilirect 
answer, and in sueii language that 
thev could understand. "Then Peter 
sniil nnlo thcin, repent and be bap- 
tized every one of von in the name rd" 
.iesns Christ for the remission of sins 
and ye shall receive the gift of the 
proinis" is 10 

before men, that we will be faithful 

nnlil death, and rieeive the promise ^"^y Gi'ost," tin' tl; 

of the gift of the Ilnlv Spirit. By : ■•""■■''• The promise of what V If 

thc-e ihree great and first principles .^■"" '•'-■1'™' ^""l I'c bapti/.ed you shall 

in the economy of grace, we are initi- obtain the forgiveness of your sins. 

ated into th-. visible Church of the '""' according to Paul to the Galla- 

living God, the pillar and ground of tions 3d eli.iptcr, "put on Christ," 

truth. Now we .ask, is this Ihe order | ''""'■ '"^'^•'y* = "»* '"''V of yon as have 

oftho organic law of the L o'd ? L,,t ' I'cen baptized into Christ have pat 

us examine the inspired peuinan and "" Christ. 

SIC. Upon their Icslimony, we can 

..;ogne as unworthy (d' being members 
of the family of God. 

Jiy reading the scripturis, you see 
among the great and noble. •;i dispo- 
sition of priile manifested almost al- 
•vavs. The ail-wise God well knew 

t';nt Ihe evil nature in man would j Chri.-.t he gave his eommisshm to his 
cuHchim to drift in that direelion | disciples and said. "Go into all ihe 
and lieuee the course which he piir- ; world, le.ich all nations liaptizing 
saed is nndoubiedly the best, and ev- 1 them in the name of the I'ather anil 
i-n under this slate nl things how oft 

This is one of llie many te.vlsgiven 
for onr instroelion, showing us wdiat 
Ihe de^ign of baptism is and what it 
will acaomplish when done iii the 
name of the Lord, with a f n 1 purpose 
preached let him be accursed. " The of lieart which cm be Icitiiied to by 

id more than this, thev wooKl have 

en despised and looked down upon I bnild onr hope with safely, aud up .11 
.d perhaps thrusl < iit of the syna- no other, lor Paul says : •■Though an 

angel from Heaven preach any otiicr 
gospel than that whii-h we have 

force of this language should be ap 
parent to all. 

After the resurrection of .Jcsiis 

many living witnesses and gives us 
the answer of a good cjiisciellce tow- 
ard (70(1. 

riFTr YEiEs agTand now. 

terihe world's vuin fashion as lr,i„, 
, as we had the dressing of tlie„,^ „„J 
they know no lieKer than (o ke,.,, ^^ 
; dressing fnshiontiblu when they have 
' (o themselves,- and wlien they 
become members of the Church, the 
cross is too lieavy lor Iheni to bca,. 
I that wts not the case fifty years i>ct„' 
I They were brought up bearing il,,. 
; and the burden was light, l^ 
there any one especially to blame for 
all this,' No, some coniinenced itaiu! 
; the rest of its let them goon in it nii- 
I til church members are nnknoivn bv 
'. their plain apparel. Sisters lim^e mi 
; their beads the fiishionable boimei oi- 
hat instead of the plain cap, brethren 
also have on, fashionable coats, over. 
, coats, hats, itc. Xow dear brethren 
and sislers, have wo not pot Inn far 
i li->ni the mcok and lowly Savior ? [f 
! we have not got'the spirit of fashion- 
j able dinssing and pride, and really 
have the s|iirit of the meek and hum- 
ble .Testis in onr hearts, let us take 
down our signs that indicate pritle 
j and fashir-n. Wo all know when we 
'pass through a city we judge the 
houses bv the signs that we see posted 
above the doors, and .so we niav he 
judged by our signs of not living tqi 
' to w-hat we profess, and for fear of 
' b-:'ing judged wrong in this matter, 
iet US take down the old ni.m's s'gli, 
and put up the one (hat belongs to 
I the Kingdom of .Iesns. "\^'e need a 
re.'brinaliiin in this Very thing, and 
how to ilo it without all are willing 
to reform I know not, unless we aiv 
, willing to forsake the rndimenis of 
Ihe world and return to onr first lovi' 
1 by becoming more Inimble, and walk- 
ing after ihe pattern as given by Je- 
sus and exemplified by our fure- 
fithei-s. To .aeconiif.ish this we ii.iist 
; strive to keep in the spirit, and ghirv 
in the cross of Christ, and the God nl 
'our salvation, and not care about 111" 
outward adorning of onr bodies, Im; 
more fir the hilden man of the hear:. 
How can we take (he yoke ofCliri>t 
npon lis and instead of le ruing of 
Him, learn of the world, aud inslcaJ 
I of following onrlilessed Mastir, fnl- 
low all the vain ami sinful faslimn-i 
ofthe world? I once felt sorry for 
a sister in Ihe eliureli, who laisrd 
j five or six daughters, dressing lliem 
t in height of fashion from little girls 
up to womanhood. The burden »l 
her grief was that they went and 
1 a fashionable church that 


dri sons amUanghters arc dressed 

if the Son and ol the Holy Ghost as the sous and dauubters of the 

en do we read, ■•Ilninbie yonr.,elvcs," | teaching lli-in to observe oil things world, and it liues not" stop here but 

and how loth we are to .1.. it. whatsoever I have commanded you, we see it among ihe member 

Tiiat item in the great code of laws I and lo, I am with yon alway even nil- has all th 

hicii- we Iiave untler consideration at [ to the end of the vvorld." This cmi 

Ins come upon iisV The 
ouly thing I see is wo done it our- 
tit, called bapliiin, v.e want to [ mission was ihc most important over selves. We dressed 

our children af- 

! would require no change 

' She said lo me, "Hro. Andrew, 1 ■"« 
80 distressed I do not know what m 
do, three of my daughters have joiiu'd 

; the , and iatlicr said, "I know 

there is no good there as there i' 

I nothing put pride and f.islimM '" 

'that chnicb," (), brother .\iiiln"' 

j pray fir my children." 'H"^ 

I learned a lesson. If that 
and brother had prayed 
daughters, ami taught them 


lod sister 
for the'' 

m tVf";' 


Jul. tlieraselves, nnd liad nut lircughl 
,|„i,„ u|) ill til'! s'"''"' I'iwlii'ni of the 
,voilil and in piidc, it niij;lit linvc 

bfcn qii'le 


They trnine.l 


(lipiii lip to lie the very siilijccis U> 
liowirm: nipmbers of just siu^li a 
cliin'oli. They dono all thcmselvts. 
I; is :i« o.isy to rnisi: nnd Iniin our 
ciiildren 10 bocnine j;.iod monilicrrf of 
l|ie lino church of CJiirist, in n fusli- 
idiuihh' one and niiich oa-ii>r. "Train 
,i|i !i child in the -.viiy he should go, 
;iii[| when he 19 old he will not de- 
|r:iit from il." Tliat is the way willi 
lis. liie iil"-t of our lldu'ili'< lire 
lin.n;:'!! on ns by om-elvcs^ l,y 
wiiiJiii!; I'Mi- chiMrili It hi.. I; like 
other [icojiles children, luid vci v 
oflni hecj) on lcioliiii;;:ii,d d.iiin;like 
ntluTjicople. Kilt to see if ever we 
ciu };ct bacli to our primitive purity 
apiiiii, is what those brethren wished 
lo Iciiow. Jn the first place, wc must 
get riyht ourselves and then keep the 
jiillo ones rif^ht, in the cradle, and 
iilier they get out of it, rniin them 
in the nurture and admonition of the 
I/ird, which i> the only wav tli-it is 
ri^iil. Pray with our children and 
teach them that good ami acceptable 
way of the Lord. In tiiat ivav we 
niny gc: liack again into tlio old 
land-marks whicli tuir fathers have 
set lip by the help of the Lord. But 
I never es|iect to see it, for I believe 
that llielinic of the coniin;; of Christ 
is .iiiproacbing, for as it was in the 
(lays of Noah so shall it be when the 
.Son of man shall come. He also 
aslird the question "When the don 
of man comes, shall he find faith on 
the earth," ii living- faith of the right- 
<"ns, Jic salt that preserves the 
canh? May our God enable us all 
tt strive to enter in at the strait 
8^'"- A. .1. CoituKi.i.. 

FaresI City, Mu. 


eaith 10 be dclu^red with liumaii 
blood ? Now as ilie German is so 
little mod among the Fraternity, llie 
niidcr.-i^ned [iroposes through the 
I'ir.KiiiM to translate this work into 
the Knglisli laugiiagc nnd have it 
piinted, provided the brethren desire 
it, and are willing to help to bear 
the burden. It contains fifiy small 
pa^es. Let us hear ihrou^h the Pn,- 
(jitiM what yon have to say, breih- 
rcn. 'flic wiirk is worthy to be 
reprinted. Let lis bear Soon from 
every part of the brotherhood. A 
f \v words will do, for instance ; ap- 
i>roved or disapproved. 

Yours ill the bonds of Christiau 
I'nion. Lko.n-ard Furry. 


4 'J 

tcntion of tlie breiliren in Pa. to this 

important matter. Perhaps many oth- 

■9, like myself, have not done m much 

When the woes of life over.ake lis 
and «11 ho|.c» begin to fail, when all 

seems one dark cloud before us, there, . - 

is one whose love never fails, always! .'.^L'.''.".!""'*" "" "" '■''°"!'' "„"'' " "'!' 

ri-a ly to comfort us. L?t us never 

froMi Ills precc[its depart, but strive 

every day witii renewed energy to 

Walk nearer to God— be ibi.s" onr 

higbest aim. 

1 often wonder bo v 

seems to he an opijonunity f.,r us all 
to do good, it becomes us to give our 
■iflucnce in of that which miyre- 
ult in the mcral and spiritual go..d of 

of the citizens of our siaic. 

Viewing it in this light, dear breth- 
ren; would it nut b» wed t.) give all 
,„-,i 1,1 , , , timely no ice of this chance to do Boo<l 

wdl he able to Mand tbatjud^jmeiii ifgou.l ii,c,-ebe in it, which I have no 

maiiv of us 

which awaits us 

Tlip foUowin;; is the Title and 
I'nface of .1 little.Paniphlet, writteu 
in the German language fifty yeai.* 
■'SO by a worthy brother in Virgin- 
ia snpiiesed to be Ben. B.— who for 
die sake of delicacy, withheld his 
name. It is in my possesiou, and as 
I believe few to be found ; and as 
«esoe I h? truth verified, fifty voars 
'"■"«, of that part, at least, us re- 
j^anls the esiablishment of Uhrisfs 
^"igrtoin bv men, tbo undersigned 
^^■""Id like to see it reprinted. 

How much ivasaTOni.di<hed in 
«'»t period, towards a union of 
'hrisiian denominations, and what 
"'"ceis had men in bringing about 
"".veisal peace upon earth? K.\-pe- 
"""' will an^wer. Have we not 
;'"'•'" ""*se fifty y,.a,..,, , leuoniiua- 
'2'""^''.''l<='l'"iJBnb-dividcl again 
'"." ''S^in, nations in (.onimotioii, 
""Woms rent nnd others formed, 
^'•"Ws rebell against their lead- 
• mid governmn'. 

A short and simp'o repre-emation 
from the word of God, of the apos- 
tacy in the last time — and of the 
grent tribulatioiv under tfie beast of 
Antichrist — and ingatherings of the 
Elect to tlie Great Supper— of the 
conv(.rsioii of the Jews — and of the 
general Judgment. Writteu by a 
lover of the Truth divine. Presented 
for consiileration to all who seek 
their sa'vation. "Prove all things ; 
hold fast that which is good." 
"Abstain from all appearance of 
evil." 1st Thess 5:21-22. 


The reason of this little work is 
only iis a warning to those who seek 
their salvation ; since we have come 
into perilous times ; sin, which is a 
lofry spirit of pre-eminence, hasaris- 
en, whose object is to unite and sub- 
due all men under one bead, as the 
beginning of the Jrillennial Reign 
of Christ, wliich is iti opposition to 
the humble mind of Chiist, and I 
agaiist the Holy Scriptures as this [ 
little tract shows. And yet there 
are maiiv drawn from the Truth aud 
thereby deceived, fur Christ, through 
His own power without any human 
help shall establish 'J'/us . Kinjihm. 
Theivl«,rv it is a deception and every 
effort of men shall fall. For this 
reason ought every one, prove iht 
spirits, for Clirist saith, "By the 
Iruit ye shall know the tree." 

Written in the year of the Lord 

/'%;• IJie Pilgrim. 



.Shall we pior mortals, ever be 
ashamed of one who is far our super- 
ior, who holds the brittle cord of our 
existence, and on whom all our hopes 
of Heaven depend ? But oh ! how 
slow are wc to yield submission to 
His h.dy wor.l, What hive lie lias toward us. He is ever willing 
to s-and hy us. In purdoi; 
oouiiiios, ami how many of them we 
have. Have any of us sm-h a f.irgiv- 
iiig spirit? I am afraid not, but ht 
us try to have ; let intt the sun go 
down .1,1 . iir wralli (oM'ard anv one. 

Couhl it thenoar glory be that Christ 
be not admme.l .if us. Every day 
brings ns'closer lo our eternal home 
than e,er we hav,- been b .fore ; yet 
how sfldom do w... think of it. We 
are swiftly sailing <,'er lifes ocAan 
and soon may wc reacli that eternal 
shore. Many eiianges have taken 
place during the last year ; many 
loved ones have gone who at the 
beginning of the year, had as good 
jirospecls for a long life as you or I, 
but they are gone. Their ccitle 
voice is stilled, ifay they be so for- 
tunate as to obtain the heirship, that 
awaits the faithful. Let us where - 
ever wo go, show to the world by 
our conversation aud dress, that we 
are u.jt of the world, but that our 
c-Uiug is of a nobler one, and that 
we have set out to win the priz-. 
(Jed's jiromises are sure. His word 
shall stand when lleaveu and earth 
shall pai< away. How careful ought 
ITC to live. Are we letting our light 
shine that others may see onr good 
w.iiks? Much is required of u<. ^Vc 
have enlisted in a great war.'are. 
Jesus is our caption and we arc all 
S'lldiers under Ilira. Let us have 
onr himjis well trimuud and full of 
oi', that we be not as the foolish vir- 
gins, who took no oil with tliein, and 
came aud said. Lord oji^u unto us, 
but the .loor was sbat. He answered 
and said, "\'erily I say unto you I 
know you not," but that it may be 
sa:d, "C.mie ye blessed of my Father 
inlierit the kingdom prepared for 
you fiom the foundation of the 
world." Happy thought ! 

M. E. Goon. 
lVavrtr..,v7;f>/.o, /'-'«. 


Dear Pitgriin: — I noticed in the j 
Cniiiprinion. a communication nrittenj 
by Eld, M. Miller in regard to the Li- 

at Ihu last day. ' d.mi.t there will if wc east our V 

- f"r 
ijiiikI. 'iVould it not be wisdom in 't,je 
church of Pa. at theircoun-il meeun»s 
or otherwis-.- to inform their members 
of this election, the design of it, and 
the beneficial results thai nvj expected 
to be realized tiierefiom, so that all 
may be properly iplbiined and thus en- 
able.l to vote intelligently and in ftvor 
of temii'.-rance ? 

May the Lor.i guide us to do his 
will in this as well as eveiythin ' else 
we do. Youi-B in love, 

S.iMt-KL MVKBS, Sk, 


j An ounce cf cheerfulness is worth 
a pound of sa.lntss to ,>ervo God 
I with.— i''«//c;-. 

Wnat gift lias Providence besluw- 
ed on man that is so dear to liim a-. 
I hiseliildren ? — Cicero. 

The Scriptures teach us tlie best 

way of living, the imbleit way ol 

I suiicring aud the nios; comforlab.v 

way of dying. — FUivd. 

I A man ibat cKliausls Ids euel^ies 

I endeavoi-ing to pull down tne eiiier- 

1 prisi., and destroy tlie eha.aeterof lii- 

brother, will have ii'-'iliing Icit i.j 

build uphisowa.— i;/ui/i(^«. 

A man is the architect of His own 
future, so he is the author of all his 
"miseries;'' aud men should not cuui- 
plain bjeau.e tiiey have d/.s;iepsii 
and suffer, so lung as they persist in 
using tobicco an 1 g rmmdiziiitf. — 

Our best hours are those we spend 
to our liosi. iutercst, and ilie more of 
them we spend thus, the greater will 
be our future inheritance. If wc sow 
to the Hrah, we shall of the liesli, reap 
corrujition, but if to tlie spirit, eternal 
life. Let us speud our .loui-s in sow- 
ing to the spirit aud eiijt.v our inher- 
itance in reaping life iM-uyi\. - Blast {(■•. 

Mo-MEN'rs. — ^louients well spent 

cense Law which meets my approbation. ! are the golilen sands of life niade 

This law has, for a long time been ag 
itatcil in the state of Pa. on account of 
the evils of intemperance or the c.xces- 
sio.i of .spirituous liquors ami the givat 
evils rc--alting therefrom aud fia lUv has \ 

bright ami valuable, a:id when ce- 
mented together, in the crucible of 
God's love, by the blood of a cruci- 
lic.I lvedconier,makea ireasure, salciv 
laid uii in heaven, of valuta thousand 

been pas-e 1 hy the Lsgishuuivof 1S72 limes more precious than all Ihe ,li; 

in fav,)r of LuL'.d Optiorior that each 
sliorl- 1 county, or itscilizeiH. stiall have the 
privilege of voting fir liceus' or no li- 
sense. This privilege will he granted 
on ill . 21st day of Maivli, \>>1-'>. The 
>sue is a plain oi.e lor good or evil, but 
I Ao not intend lo write mneli on the 
suhjcet wishing merely to call the at- 

monds or g.ild of earth. 

Moments unimprovjil ares.i mnn.v 
atoms of rust, that on a dying bed 
produce that terrible eank'U'--re- 
raoi^s,' of conscience, — ,vh"ei se:s o.i 
tire the soal with the ba.-ning- of 
bell :— ./. S.Floni. 

P I L G II I M. 


Conlinii'il from /«.-/ >cee/c. 
:i. b Christ I lie mercy of mcicles 
infiiiitcly bclliT ihaii ali other mer- 
cies'; Tlicn 'ot all that arc in Chri-it 
1)0 coiiteiited ami well satisfieil, what- 
ever nlher mercies the wiKlom of 
(iod sees Jit to ileny tliem, you have 
r.iiijamiii^s pnrliiMi, a plentiful inher- 
itance in Christ ; will you yet com- 
plain ? Others have splcmlid houses 
ujioA earth, hut you have "an hou^e [ 
not niaile with hands, elernal in the 
leavens.'' 2Cnr. r, :1. Others are [ 
eintleil with rich and costly nl>parel ; 
vour sonls are clolhid with llie white 
pure rnhos of Christ's righteousnes?. 
'■I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, 
my soul shall he j.^vful in my God ; 
fi.r III' la'h I'loiheil me with the gar- 
ni ut ofsalvatioii, lie hath covered me 
widi the robe of righteousness, as a 
bride-Broom dccketh himself with or- 
nameiil.s, and i.s a hride adorneth her- 
self with her jewels." Isa. 01:10. 
Let those that have fidl tables, heavy 
))nr.«fs, rich lands, hut no Christ, be 
lalher objects of your pity than envy, j 
God has not a better mercy to give 
tl an Christ, thy portion ; in Him ali 
necessary mercies arc secured to thee, 
and thy wants and straits sanctified 
to thv good. (_>. therefore never open 
thy mouth tn complain against the 
bountiful God. 

-1. Is Christ the tuercy, in winm 
are all the tender mercies of God tnw- 
aitls pt.or sinners '/ Then let none 
be discouraged in going to Cllirist by 
reason of their sin and unworthiness, 
His very name is mercy, poor, droop- 
ing sinner, encourage thysotfiu the] 
wayoffailh; the Savior to whom 
thou art going is mercy itself to bro- 
lieu-hearled sinnois inoviug towards 
Him, .lesns Clirist is so luercifnl to 
poor souls that cyme to Him, that He 
lias neeivcd ami pardoned the chief- 
est of sinncis — men that stood as re- 
mote from mercy as any in the world 
Tim. 1: 15; 1 Cor. Gt 11. Those 
tiiat shed the blood of Christ liave 
yet been washed in that blood from 
their sin. Acts 2 : 3G, 37. Mercy 
receives sinners without exception of 
great and hcuiousoncs. *'lfany man 
thirst, let hi;n come unto me and 
drink.'' Gospel invitations run in 
general terms to all sinners that are 
heavy laden. Math. 11 : 26. When 
Mr. IJilney the martyr heard a min- 
ister pleaching in this manner: "O, 
iliou old sinner, vvlio hast been serv- 
ing tiie <levil tlnse lifly or sixty years, 
di St thou think that Christ »ill ic- 
ceive now?'' (), saidhc, what a 
l>r. aching (if Christ is here ; had Christ 
been thll-s pleached to mc in tile day 
of niy truuhie for sin wliatglad tid- 
ings had it been ; blessed be God. 
'r!;tre isa sntliciencv both oi' merit 

and mercy in .Icsns Christ for all sin- 
ners, for the vilest anions' lliem whose 
hearts shall be maile willing to come 
nuto Ilim. So merciful is the Lord 
Jesus Christ that he moves first, Isa. 
Gl:l,2; Si> merciful that he up- 
braids none. I"./.ek. 18 : 22. .So mer- 
ciful that he will not despise the 
wca'Kcst desires of .souls if sincere. 
Isa. -12: 3; So merciful that nothing 
more grieves him than our iinwilliiig- to come unto Him (or mercy. 
John 5: 40; So merciful that he 
wait»lh to 'he last upon sinners to 
show them mercy, Koni. 10 : 21 ; 
Math. 23 : 37 ; in a word, so merci- 
ful that it is his greatest joy when 
siuners come unto Him that He may 
show them mercy. Ijuke 15 5 : 22. 

Oli/celiiil), But it cannot enter into 
my thunghls that I should obtain 

Ansiccr. Yon measure God by 
yourself; "If a man find his enemy, 
will he let him go well away?" 1 Sam 
2il : 1 !). Man will not, hut the mer- 
ciful 3od will upon the submission 
of His enemies to Him, besides you 
are discouraged because you have not 
tried. Go to Jesus Christ, jioor, dis- 
tressed sinner ; try Him, and then re- 
port tthat a Savior tl.ou hast founil 
Him to he. 

Ol/ial. Put I have neglected the 
time of mercy, and now it is too late. 

An.i. How know you that'? Have 
you seen the book of Hie, or lurned 
over the records of eternity'? Or arc 
you unwarrantably intruding into the 
secrets of God which belong not to 
you •? Besides if tl:e treaty were at 
an end, how is it that thy heart is 
now distresseel for sin and solicitous 
afler deliverance J'roui it? 

Oltjc-t But I have waited long, and 
yet sec no mercy for mc. 

Aiis. May not mercy be coming 
and you not eee it ? Or have you not 
wailed at the wrong door? If you 
wait for the mercy of God through 
Christ in the way of humiliation, re- 
penlauce and faith, assuredly mercy 
shall come to you. 

5. Has God peifornied the mercy 
promised to the fathers, Jesus Christ? 
Then let no man distrust God for the 
perlbrmance of le.sser mercies contain- 
ed in any promise of scripture. The 
perforniaiice of Ibis mercy se:;urestlie 
IX'rforinance of all other mercies to 
us ; for Chri.-it is a greater mercy than 
ally which yet remains to be given. 
Rom. 8 : 32. This mercy virtually 
comprehends all other mercies. 1 Cor. 
3: 21-23 ; ar.d the promises that ton- 
tain all other mercies are ratiiied and 
j confirmed 10 believers in Christ. 2 
I Cor. I; 20; has God given thee 
I Christ ? He will give thee bread to 
j eat, latmcat to put on, support in 
, troubles, and whatsoever else thy soul 
or body siiall need. The great mercy 
Christ, makes way for all other mer- 
1 eies to the soul- oi' believers. 

(). How mad are they that part 
with Christ, the best of mercies, to 
socurcand preserve any temporal mer- 
cies to themselves? Thus Demasaud 
Judas gave up Christ te gain a little 
of the world. O, 6onl undoing bar- 
gain, how dear do thi'y pay for the 
world that pu.-i:hase it with the loss 
of Christ and their own 

Blessed be God for Jesus Christ the 
mercy of mercies. 

Mi-;rniiii OI-' GjiACE. 


In Prussia there are also a number 
of .Meiinoniles who are discussing the 
suliject of emigrating to .-linerica, 
since there also, as many of our rc:iil- 
crs are awaiv, they are no longer e.-i- 
cmpted from military duty. There 
are however in Prussisi Only a few of 
the churclics that arc not willing to 
submit to the new military law. So 
far as is known to us, of the nineteen 
churches there, there are only 
two, the eliurch in Heuhuden and up- 
per Xassau, which have steadily re- 
fused to accept the order requiring 
ihcm to perform military service. Kv- 
en ill the last named churches there 
are a considerable number of members 
who are ready to foisake their old 
principles of non-resistance, and sub- 
mit themselves to the service of the 
government. There are those also, 
hovever, in all the churches, whose 
adherence to the principles of non-re- 
sistance, is as it has ever been, a mat- 
ter of conscience, and these are lliey, 
who now think of cmigralbig. 

It appears that this matter has oc- 
casioned considerable trouble in the 
chnrcheH in Prnssiii, inasmuch assume 
of the leading bishops Inivc cinsented 
to an uncoiulitional siibmission to the 
law requiring military serviceof iliem; 
while on the other hand, there are 
others who will not allow any par- 
tici(ialion whatever in tiie practice of 

Th"ro are at least three of llie bish- 
ops who have, as the Meiiiionitlschen 
Blajtter informs us, resigned their of- 
fice because their chiirelies have do 
clareit themselves in favor of aceejit- 
ing the requirements of the new law ; 
their consciences not permitting thciu 
to serve a church rejecting the princi- 
ples of non-resistance. In other 
churches, it is said tliat even schisms 
have taken place on this account. 

With feelings of the deepest syni- 
|>stliy and sincere pity, we look upon 
this whole matter which has caused 
our brethren in the faith in Prussia 
so much trouble to the detriment of 
the cliureh. 

It is, however, our most unques- 
tionable privilege to iuipiirc, Wliy is 
it, that in this civilized and highly 
cnliglilened nineteenth eciitnfy, in 
which war is generally looked upon 
, fioni other standpoints as a matter en- 

tirely in coiisi.slent with the proBi-cs 
of the civilization of the times, and of 
Christianity, that the privilege of ex- ' 
lomptiou from military duty, ivhicli 
.our brethren have so long eiij.iyed 
should he taken from tliein ? l^ :.' 
not, perhaps, that the Mennonites gea- 
erally did not understand prnperfv |„ 
value this time-honored firivileire anil 
that tliey did not feel sunicic',uly 
grateful to God for it? Ami may it 
not perhaps he the, that the Ger- 
mnn government disc:ivercd, that 
among the Mennonites themselves 
there are many to whom military Jn. 
ty is no longer u matter of coiiscieuee? 
Why then s.;onld the government hes- 
itate any longer to require military 
dutv of the Mennonites, when some 

of their own leading men express 
tlieniselves in favor of it, in wliicli 
picaclier Manliardt has done in two 
articles in No. G, 1S72, of the Mcu- 
nointiselw Blftlcr.' Sncli deelarn- 
tions do certainly not show an adhe- 
rence to tie old principles, as our 
fathers compiled ami cslabli-lieil tlieni 
frnin the word of God ; and they do 
not tend to caHfrC the government Id 
ileal mildly with those who notwlili- 
standiiig the unfiiithfulness of others, 
still continue conscientiously, to Imlil to the old, and long accepted iloc- 
Irines of the cilurch. — l'Vicifri).il>fiU\ 


There is a touch of pathos about do- 
ing even the simplest thing "fur the 
last lime." It is not alone kissing the 
lips of the dead that gives you sucli ii 
strange pain. You feel when you look 
your last upon some scene which yuii 
have loved — when you stand in some 
quiet city street, where you know that 
yon will never st:uid again, unless in- 
deed, yon come back, some day to the 
*'old haunts,'' and ivander among tliciii 
an unwelcome guest. The actor play- ' 
ing his part for the last linie, that 
singer whose voice is cracked hopeless- 
ly, and who after this once will iicvir 
stand again before the cvis ofuptuniBl 
faces disputing the p'audits with fresh- 
er voices and fairer forms, the niiiiister 
I who has preached his last sermon— 
I these all know the hidden hiitcrness of 
the two words "never again '' flew 
they come to us on birth-days, as «e 
' grow older. Never again young— al- 
I ways nearer and nearer to the very 
1 last — the end which is univcsal. the 
• -last tiling" which foUow all the other 
last things, are turn t: em, let us lio|ii' 
from pains to joys. We put away oar 
I hoyisll toys, with an old headache. 
I We uro too old to walk any longer on 
our stilts — too UU to play niiirhle-i ou 
the side-w.ilks. Yet tliorc was a l""!- 
j when wc thought we had played ivun 
our merry mates for the last tmio, a"" 
I life's serious grown-up was waiting W 
■ us. Now Wc do not want the lost toys 
back. Life has other and larger play- 
t things fur us. May it not be these, tuo. 
shall seem in the light of soun lir "I 
day as the boyish games seem to our 
manhood, and «c shall learn that dcM" 
is but the opening of a gate into '"'•' 
new laud of promise ? 



Youtli's Department. 



SIrepTi'tliylilUf !«"'• 
- ,fV m^ lily wliite, 

Gooil iiiH"^. 

, iKO sUllKllillO on ^ n..W.T. 

Tl,v li-rwi-» ''"'y ■"'""" 
Tl„. pi"""' '"'"'""'■■"■ 
" Ooiul liiglit- 

Peel rfslliss" :i» tlj" Viii". 

Yiiur P'lM"''' ''''■' """^ 
Till moinink' w"l<i'9 "gm". 

\„,1 c;ill5 yiiw out to i)lny. 
Gotitl nJKlit. 

Bonil niglit, ili:n>' =■'''<'• R""'l '"SW. 

Brciitlicd i» lliy evcninj; piayur ; 
-riiy uatuli or iingcis buclil, 

CoiiK-5 thidiigli llic silunt ;ur. 
Guotl iiifilit. 

\Vc yieltl llii'c- to tlipir c:iro 

Until the slmdinvs fU-r. 
ruiitcnl tlial tliuy slioulil share 

111 oiiv fulicity. 
Good night. 


y.iii can to make ollicrf hiipjiy, and I "•riicrc are many serpents a.i.l lifjci^i, | 
llicnytm will Im liappy loo. We may I lint Clirixt lias .siiiil llial lli« ioilowcis ; 
call ronml soniclime to see those little I »liail lake tip .serpeiiis," said ihi.s nii- | 

(laiiiitcd man. | 

(ji»l dill not caill liim to lliis 8l(^ri- I 


Aniiie'f, Mary's urn! Minnie's, and 
4V0 wiiiil to RC'c thorn as hiippy as the 
little singing l)lr(l.-. I'ntil tljcn we 
will liiil ymi 11 kinil f.irewcll, miioss 
thii PiuiiKM will open the tloor of 
liie Youths Denartnic-nt soon again 
i'ur your friend, 

V. ,M. S.NIDER. 


A Reporter U wanted from enery Church 
inthehrotJierlvjodto »end u» Chvrrh neat, ' 
Obituarifx. Annovneeinentn or nnythin'i that 
(lec, but to others*, whir-h mniirai I T'"*',;-^'''-/''"' '■"^''^'- ^o imura'inur- 

', .. , '^ ' "', " 'Vl"-' I'""'- ''"*""■»'"" »«"i«ni«»( ^irrompani/ each 

wOMMerlMl coijia^e and \)orsisiiinv.Q,: eommunieaiion. Out intiintinn. it not per- 
iff lore lie achieved his final success ">'"f^^f*tffaneTal—plea8€Teiipondu>ovr call. 
wiiii:ii has ina e him 

funiuns tlie 
uinhl over. 

What wa^ the secrc t ihat enabled 
the shoemakei's appreniice to become 
one of the most disiin;^iiisiie.l men of 


l JKivn a litth' Iriond living a few 
humlred miles from here, whose name 
I will call Annie, thnngh that is not 
her rest 1 name. I call iicr hy this 
iiaim^ lu'CJUise it is a very pretty one, 
anduiic that I always loved. 

Anuie used t.> be one of my Itttle 
scliolars, when I lived in Ohio, She 
w:i-i not t*o very mneh bettor thun 
most Annies, that \ speak to the little 
readers of llie PiUiRi.M of her, Imt 
she was so huppy ibat 1 often think 
oflier. But what wa-* it that made 
her so happy? She didn't dresa any 
finer thini most of her school-mates, 
iior riiie in a finer carriage, but she 
Wiis happy, beeau-(t; she was good. 
Ami are all ;.'ood children happy? 
Indeed they are. Annie's briglit eyes 
and cheeks ihat beamed with ro^y 
brightness, tnid thai !»he was lovely 
good and kind, and tliey must ttdl 
that she was happy. There was onlv 
a lew limes durinfj the seiiool tliat 
Annie seemed iirdiappy. A fewtimes 
''111! hii])pened to have poor lessons, 
not l)ecause she had not studied, but 
hecause the lesions were too luU'd for 
Iw- Then she did not look hajipy. 
Her liriglu eyes were made dim 
*Ub tears, pjrily beeuuso she hadn't 
ng'wUea>on, anii))artly heciiuse she 
Wl she lui.l oflended her teaeher 

nuit stndyi.w harder. 

Ridpli Knyster ventured one day to 
toss his ball into the parlor. Ho 
knew it was wrunir, but he wanted to 
do it. and did. Presently the ball 
fell on i)ic table, and sma-ihed a deli- 
ente ;jlass that covered a beautiful 
collt'clitm of lea^ es. 

"Oh,"eried lldph. "what shall I 
do novv V'' 

Afier Iriokingat tlio fragments with 
a rueful faer» tor a few momenLs, lie 
left tiie roona feellnj; as if liis heart 
was sinkiut; down to his heels with a 
heavy lojid of guilt and fear, with 
which bis disobedient act had loaded 
it. As iie pas'-fid into the hall the 
cat rubliet! against his lej^. A bad 
thou^^ht arose in his breast, au.l put- 
ting tlie eat into the parlor, he shut 
her in and said 

i'.Y J. S. FI.OBY. 

December 28th, in company with 
thea^e? What brilliant gift raised j '^''"^''^i" ■^- i'-vans (deacon) went by 
hini from an cbacuic po-sitiun to one I Kailmad to Cnarleston, the capital of 
id'lh.norand fame, as the author of j our Statr. At the home of brother 

graniriiars and dictionnries, transia 
tions of ihe iiilde and other books? 
lie either translutecl or as-sisicd in tlie 
completion of twenty-seven versions 
of Scripture, requiring a knowiedge 
of as many languages or dialects, 

He betrays the secret. In giving an 
estimate of his own charact<rr, he 
speaks of hinwelf with Christian ha- ' 

J. Starkey met with a number of the 
brethren and sisters witli whom we had 
a .season of prayer, praise acd church 
council and adannistration, after 
which we went afoot abuut2 miles to 
friend W. Williards, where we had 
an appointmciit fur preaching at 

shall escape a scoMinjj. Hurrah for 
you, old Tabby! You are goocl for 
getting a fellow out of a scrape, if for 
nothing else." 

At the tea table tiiat afternoon, 
Mrs. Rnystersaid to her husband : 

''Pa, you must i-ond Tabby away. 
I found iier in the j)arlor to-day, ami 
she had been on :hc table and broken 
tiie glas^ which covered those skeleton 

Ralph blushed from Iiiscbiu to the 
routs of his hair. 

lity, but with full ciuvcionancss of j "'S""' ''""""''' '"•"'"'^ coi-.gregatio,, 
the honor pill iip.m him in the won- I ™"" "^''"^ atlen'.ive to the word 
dcrfiil resnil-i he had hwn permitted preached. liay, Sunday, meet- 
to achieve. While nut laying claitn to ; ing at Lynn S. 11., after which we 
hriliiaut gifts or genius, he says: "1 proceeded lo the water side, and after 
rnnptod-Iomi persevere." |,„i j,,, -^^ ,,„( ^„,,j^|, ^.^^ ^,,^,,j 

He tloes uot say, ns wc hear too I „ . , ., . , .,,. , 

often nowadays. "[ eonid always,"'"' '™''''' 'l»'--k. "»>•■ willing sonl 
manage to get along, and keep up ! «o'*''P'l and was baptize I. Meetiui; 
with my class in sonic way, withqut J at night ag.^in a: the S H, two more 
much study. I could jump at the j appUeaiit< liir bapiisiu, and others we 
meaning of my lesso.isjor I cau i .^^.^^ ^^ti^^ed were almost persuaded 
catch up a trade without years of! , „, . . r, ■ .1 

1 .„ii , ,,. , T ■ ., 1 to ne Christians, floiiie to brother 

liard lab. r, "out i call persevere. - , - . ^1 , 

Starkey's lu Charleston, ^l est day 

members, and tit 
lend Fiauies: had 

"Stay there, Tabbv ! Mamma will : I'lotlding boyshohi up your heads! I »""-"''J-'* '" ^^'^'■■i<=» 

I < you broK-e liiat glass, audi Y..u may seem to be left behind in | ^peut ,n visUmg the n 

., .11- "u k <• 'he lace by your .so-called "smart 1 uignt lucetiug at lliei 

companions. Plod on. 
is notalwavs to ihe swift." 

'The rats 

a meeting and seasoi.of interest. Next 
day at 12 o'clock tiok the train 
"homewartl bound ;" all night at Uro. 
1). Harsh berger's. Xcxt tiny, New 
OnemorningMr. Herbert went out 'Years day, united to.gether lu the 


into the fiehl near his house and shot ! ''"'y state of matri 


••■istcr Eii/,- 

at some crows that were pulling up j abeth Har.hbcrgerand a Mr. Wilson 
his corn. He killed two of thcm,aud 
when he went to pick Ihetu n|), lo! 

Home ill the ceniug, found all well, 

thank the Lord. During the past 

on the ground tie beheld Toll with a ! season in the hounds of our district, 

broken wing and leg. Ue had got tlieie has been 20 additions to the 

His heart beat very I ""' "'»' ''■"• B"' '"'" "'"■ company of 

(piickly.. The voice within whispered, 
"lie manly, be true. Confess that you 
broke it." 

lint Kilph wa.s stubbornly silent. 
Tlie poor cat was drowned for his 
misdeed, and he escajicd a scuKllog 
hy acting a lie. 



Aiillie was e;ireful not to tilfeiid any 
j"io;sliespoUekindly 1,. all. I never 
''rartllieispiak out; <:ross word, and 

' «M so very gcutic too. I have 
""™ thought, if tiie angels awav up 
i»ltat happy worltl, thm't want lu-r 
J,<"n"eh as not to let her live awav 
Ip tliein and the good children 
^ "'.she will one day becoo.e a good 



woman. How many of 

lie liai 

Maniple? Wmihl you always 

kinl"'"''''' ''""'' '"'"'" '" ''^' H""'^ "■"' 

cape V '?'■ '" "" ""S'-^' «■'"■'' "• 
'">•""■ lips. IJese„t!c;do tdl 

When Uev. Dr. Carey, the great 
pioneer of mission-work in liitlia, 
tirst pr.iposed his plans to his father, 
he said; "William, you are mtid!" 
And ministers anil tJ.iristialls replied 
to his ]iroposiiiou, "If tlic Lord should 
make windows in Heaven, then this 
thing might b?.' 

His discouragements in first enter 
ing upon 1: 

appalling. When he found himself 
without a rooflo cover his hcati, with- 
out bread li)r his sickly wilt and four 
childicn, ho made up his mind to 
buihl a hut in the wildcrne-ss, and 
Uveas the natives did around him. 

tlic (TOWS, antl was walking about 
aiuoni"; them very grandly at the mo- 
ment iMr. Herbert, while trying to 
kill thccrows, shot and wuuuded hitu. 
When he carried the crows to the 
house, the childten all said: 

"lint llow is this, lather! Here is 
poor Poll, (tile [larrot) all covered 
witli blood iind nearly dead !'' 

Church, about one fourth troiu tiie 
Missionary baptists. To God the 
Father, and .Jesus Christ the Son he 
all the glory 110* and forever. 

Deiir I'ilijriM : — The Brethren of 
Maple Grove Ashlaud Co., Oliio, held 
a series of meetings that coiuiiietH'e.l 
ou the evening of thc4lh i.f.Iauu.iry 
and was well atteiuleil by laboring 

"Ah, yes," said -Mr' Herbert ; Inul \ brethren from a distance. 'J'he iirst 
fO»l/JaH'/ has got poor into iroub- ' sermon was [ireached b* A\ lu. ..V, 

Murray from 1 Cor, 2 ; 1-7 ; 2d by 

John Nicholson, Lph. 2;14;:Jd by 

E. L. Yoder, (ieii. li ; o, followed by 

1'. J. Brown ; 4lli by Murny, Titus 

2: 11, 12; ")th by Nicholson and 

Brown, Isa ;i: 11, 12 ; Gth by Ciiris- 

tian Wise and Nieiiolsoii, Col. 1 ; 7th 

by 1*. ■'. Brown am! Nicludson. 1 

•' I!cu/ coiiijian;/," he wouhl lepiy 111 ,j^y,_ 3. jy. ^d, |,j. .j^uies Mc.Mnl- 

work iu ludia were ' solemn tones. And if he ever heard , |e„_ Kom. G: 2.i"; Uth by Yoder, 

the ehildivu (piartcling, ortoo Brown and .Murray, .Math. 22: l,l-i; 

and ill-!clilpcied in their spoils, he ! lOlh by George Worst, Matli. 7 .■ 21, 

ivoiild scream out, "iW co;/l/i,l/iy I" j Iblknvcd (ly.Mnrniy; lltUby.Mur 

le. If he hail not been betwOim the 
thievish crowg, he uoiild lu.t have got 

Mr. and Mrs. Hethert bandaged up 
the limbs of poor Poll, and it w;is 
weeks before he got well. 

"What hurt you, Pidl ?" 

and instantly gooil temper would 
prevail. Let children remember that 
almost alivays, evil occurs from going 
into bad coin| any. — Kind 11 orits 

Koni. 1 : 1 I, 17, bv P. ■!. Brown a.i.l 
.Mc.Vlulleii : 12th i.y Yoder and Mur- 
l-ay, Heb. «: 1, S; l;{lli by Woist, 
Mark 1:11, l->, followed by Yodvr ; 



14tli by Murray fliul Worst, Heb. 10 
34, 39; lOlh by Worst and Murray, 
Acts 28: SO, 31; Hiili by Miiiray, 
Acls3: 22, r.iMo.xdby avid Wit- 
mer, nud till' nib by Muriuy fnim 
Luke 17: 2G. 20. 

All tbose mectinija were well at- 
tended, considering i>arlof (be time 
it was quite eold. (Jniio an interest 
was manifested by tbe brelbron anil 
sislers in atlending and bringing ibeir 
cbildren and otliev:,; some sleds would 
convey as many a-5 17 persins at a 
time, and nearly all paid good attcn- 
I ion to Ibe word spoken. Tbe zeal 
i.f tbe laborer^, tbe interest taken by 
members and tbe power of CJod's word 
made pnod imjiressionson tbecrngre- 
gation. and on Friilay the I3tb, two 
yonng women eiinlessod tbat tbey were 
not asbanifd to follow .lesns and 
were added to tbe cbnreh by baptism. 
Wbile tbe eongiepilion stood on ibe 
sliore sbiveriiig anil cold, tbey eanie 
nntofthe water rejoieiig tbiU ibeir 
sins nero wasbeil away, ;ind the L'reat 
query among tbe people is, "How 
c^n they en lure the coldness oi" the 
water?" tbe iee lieingabtnt IS inches 
thick. While Ibey are in trouble or 
perplexed about the wnnilers of bap- 
tism in t!ie winter, may they be led 
to Ibink of the Hebrew children in 
tbe fiery furnace How did they en- 
dure it? Daniel in the lions' den &c. 
IJut to the unbelieving, this will al- 
ways bo ;i mystery, anil tbe virtue 
univivlizcd until ihey are willing to 
say "Ijord thy will be done," and bis 
love is slicd abroad in tbeir hearts. 
In com))arison. it is like a cup of 
pure water. U contains tbe proper- 
ties that will slake thirst, but as long 
as not partaken of, tbe thirsty remain 
thirsty still, 60 those in the spirit 
feast ofthe spirit. 

As many good impressions were 
made, may they be watered by tbe 
dew-drops i^oiu on High, tbat sataii 
may he deleated so as not to be able 
to take all tbat has been sown by the 
fiitliful laborers in the Vineyard of 
the Loni, for I know that many can- 
not say the,' did not hear the words 
of eternal Truth, and if tbey do not 
practice the satue in this life, in the 
Judgment these things will condemn 
the:n. I feel very thankful to all my 
co-laborers and brethren and sisters 
that met with us. Other laiiorers 
were present frtun adjoining churches 
that did not labor, as tbey wished tr) 
bear others more distant, but all were 
willini; loj.iin in if needed. At one 
meeting there were twelve ministers 
]U'e-ent. May tbe blessing of (Jod 
attend fdl, and il we meet no more on 
cartli, may we strive t() meet above. 
Xifn/.-iiK Ohio. 


J><ir JiJihi-f.—Oa the 2ud of 
•lanuary, aceonlirg to previous ar- 
rant',cn)ents, I met with tbe brethren 
of Dry \'alley, Mifflin C..., I'o., to 
help to preach tile word of God to tkc 
auxinu^ iiiipiiring [F»ople o'thahplaee. 
JJv Saturday we were joined in the 
>M)rk by Klder .1. V>. Tiosile of Md., 
U'ld Klder 1'. >S. Myers uf .Spring 

Run, also on Mmiday by our dear old 
brother .Joseph Hauawalt of the same 
place. Under the siipervi.sion of el- 
der and bishop JJeaoh .Mobler, with 
Ids co-laborers, Win. Howe, Archy 
Vandyke, Andrew Spauogle, G. .'>. 
.Myers,.!. Price audS. J. Hwlgart, the 
meetings were surely made pleasant, 
interesting, and we trust profitable. 
On the 9lh, it seemed good to the 
hrelbicii and the Lord, to lake Bro. 
J. 1). Trostle, aeeoiU))anied by llro. 
.\. Vandyke, to Lost Creek, to help 
the brethiou there to open their meel- 
ing, which was in conneclion with 
the Dry Valley. The meeting con- 
tinned at Dry Valley until the even- 
ing of tbe I2tli. The morning of rlie 
l:itl!, in company with Bio. William 
Howe and daui;iitcr, we repalreii to 
Lst Creek, Free Spring Meeting- 
house, where we found brethren 
Tro'tle and Vandyke proseouting 
their Master's faithfully. 
Tbe ministering brethren who stand 
by the side of their aged Elder to 
vindicate the of Christ, are 
Elder Solomon .Sicber, Ezra Smllli, 

Isaac Barto, A. Bashore. Landis 

and J. Cauffman, who seem fully 
efficient to tbe task and charge. 

Brother Trostle loft (or lioiu" on 
the 16th. Bretbrcn Howe and \"an 
dyke also left tbe latter part of the 
same week, I remained with the 
brethren until the morning of tbe 
20th. Tbe meetings were all well 
attended ; much interest manifested 
ujion the part of tbe brethren, sisters 
and friends. A number were added 
to tbe Church, and many expressed 
a desire to be^witb. and for Christ 
very soon. Wbile making this trip, 
1 had the pleasure uf visiting many 
of the brethren's funillts, htsides en- 
joying their kind hospitalities, wc 
shared with them in their private 
devotion around their ahars. The 
pleasant social enjoyment of the rich 
feast, will be the source of many 
[dtasant renieinbrances. 

Our brethren's neighbors and their 
eliildren are praiseworthy for their 
attention, their kindness and the In- 
terest they seemed to take in the 
preached word, and we fondly hope 
they mav accept it and glorify tlie 
Lord with ns. 

To our dear brethren and sisters, 
we feel like saying yet, keep close 
to the 'ancient landmarks,' tbe gospel, 
tbat you may prove to the world tbat 
it is tbe right way of God to life eter- 
nal. Live the faith of JesiH practi- 
cally, take It with you through all 
tbe routine of life, ami It will "keep 
yon through faith unto saIv,ation 
ready to be revealed in the last 
limes." D. F. Good. 

Bros. Jinimhauijh : — .^s church 
news seem to he desirable I will give 
a sbori report of tbe Richland 
Church, Richland County, Ohio. 

We have a sung little church 
house :M by 40 about seven miles 
North-west of Mansfield. This 
church is composed of about eighty- 
tivc members, and as far as I know, 
at prcs; m, is In a prosperous condi- 
tion, under the careofonr beloved 
Elder Christian Wise, who has la- 
bored lieiv in tbe ministry forlwentv 
six year,!). During tbe year 1872 
there Mere iifteeu added to the 

cnurehand one restored. We just 
closed our scries of meetings, which 
ontiuued one week, and wc can tru- 
ly say we had a goil meeting. M 
the close we had two .ap;ilir::iuts for 
baptism, and we tbInK good impress- 
ions were made on others, which we 
hope will not be lost. We have five 
speakers nained as follows : Elder 
Christian Wise, Isaac Wisler, Israel 
WIsler, Peter Holpheu and the writ-, 
cr. Brethren pray for ns that we 
mav all obtain that rest that is pre- 
pared lor the pe«p!c o'' God. 

,J. C. MoMui.i.KN. 
Mansfield, Ohio. 

Bear Editors : —The PiLGiiUi No. 
3, this volume was received last even- 
ing, and before the evening hours 
were spent its contents was well p<- I 
rused. I was so well pleased that I ] 
remarked to my eoinpanion, I thought 
tbe Pilgrim bad greatly improved 
since tbe commencement of the jirca- 
ent volume, and I cannot see why 
some brethren arc still opposed to the 
Brethren's iierlodicjlls. 

1 felt this morning to write a few 
thoughts, and if considered worthy 
you can insert, if not, I amjust as 
well satisfied, as I think it very im- 
portant that nothing sliould be pub- 
lished by the Brethren but what is 
consistent with our faith. 

I have not been well for several 
weeks past and unable to go oul, but 
as I sat in my chair this Sabbaib 
auorniugaiul the fingers of tbe dock 
marked 10, I thought of the many 
place's tbe brethveu have now gath- 
ered together to worship here in III. 
My mind also wandered back to 
Pa., where we left nearly Iwj years 
ago, where the brethren commenced 
to worship about one hour carlier,am! 
before service closes here In Illinois, 
the *bretbren in California and the 
Pacific coasts will be ready to com 
meuce their service, and raise their 
songs of praises to tbe Creator, 
and until their forenoon inCL'tlngs 
close, the brethren in the East e irn- 
mence their afternoon service, so that 
nearly the whole of the Sabl.atb.songs 
of praise are ollered to God bv llic 
Church. Woul ' not that be euoogb 
to overflow our liearts w Ith enra[)l-. 
iires and joys if we could be so loc.i^ 
ted as to hear it all ? It appears to 
me we wonl.l hardly be able to eon- 
tain it in our limited minds, yet we 
believe it Is all heard and taken into 
account bv Hlin that sittelh on the 
right hand of the majesty on Higli. 
After trying to measure llic ca[)aeily 
of the Ciiurcb in lis praises to God, 
we are led to tbiuk of what the Re\- 
elator heard. We think in the vision, 
were not only tbe present generation, 
but he heard as It were the voice ol'u 
great multitude, and as tbe voice of 
many waters, and as the voice of 
iiiighty thunderings, saying. Alleluia 
for the Lord God Ooiainoieat reign- 
etb. There is where we believe ail 
tbe faithful subjects of Christ's KIiig> 
dom will be present and lend their 
voices to swell the songs of everlast- 
ing jnaises. even Unto the voice of 
Ihiiuderiogs, unto that great Creator. 
Who would not desire to be pn sent 
tbciT, and to help to that song 

and cnj.iy tbat full huj.pines^o ,,." 
think every human being. \^a ]" 
tbo.etbatfu'.ly desire to be therj '° 
would say wc are all invin.(l^.i|„i'|| 
on very easy tenns. "lile'sscil all' 
tbey that do His commanilnn,,,, 
that they may have vigh, ,o i|,e i " 
ot hlcnnd may enter in ihroi,,,|, ,|„ 
gates into the city." 

Jtiisit; Y. Hi-TKr.Kii. 


SMALL.-KAUPMAN.-On this 30th „, 
.lau., liiiSiit my residence, Mr m.," 
Small to Miss Anna M. Kaulman, lj„tl 
or Pmiilclin Co., Pa. 

■loiiN Zuc!: 


liniXElIART.-Inlhe IpiiLT D.-ci- Creck 
Churcli, Intl., Dec. 2f)lli, 1H72, 
Hhinohai-t, ayedS4yf:ivs, 8 inonUis "m^ 
lo (lays. 

Ill' was born in Franklin Co., Va., April 
l.jth, 17SS, nml moved to Pruli'ii (^o., Ohio 
in the Foiirmil« nvm of the i-hurcli, wlicrc 
he wns c-liuscii a duacuii in l(j3u, wlijoli 
office hu filled to tlio satisfacliuii of iht 
churcli and lionof toliiinseUlbriniiuy veal's, 
For Ihc Inst fow yenvs lie rcsidpd ia Cusi 
Co., lud. wbot'e the most uf his cUiliUeit 
live, and where his son is bislioji. 
Thoujjb uol liviug iieui- to the M. II. ho wits 
very sure to be there nl the propLT timoaii'l 
took !i lively interest in the wcllfiue of tiic 
chnrcU until n sliort t/mo Itt'lorc liis deiitli, 
ile dcpiirtod this life with u bn;,'lit hope ol' 
a blessed immortality. He had told IiLsson 
sonic months before his denth that he wish- 
ed me to preach his fuuci-.U, but my health 
■fftis so poor that it was posipuncd until lusl 

Uc WHS a mcmbei for nearly 50yo;irs,!Ui(l 
a deacon for nearly 40. He has noN living; 
7 children, 42 gnnul children. 23 srciil 
grand children, and one great g\i;:\X gmui 

Funeral occasion from /?ev. 14 : 1"3, 13,io 
a very large and attentive audience. 

lllYA. Hamilto.n 
( Vmtui' please copy.) 

GltOVE,— (hi llie ISlIi of .1.111. 1*^73. Mnry 

Ann Grove dop,irl.-d this lifi-, nged 2i 

years, 11 montlis and 12. 

She leaves her husband, (Jolm Grovci 

and many friends to mourn her loss. Fuu- 

eral oecasion improved by Jos. Hess fof tlit 

River Brethren), Hro. Jos. Gipf, aii.I tUc 

writer, from Amos 4 : 13 

Jons Zpl-k. 
SMITH. — Willtamsbnrg, Clover Ctt^} 
church, Blair Co., l*a., Jan- ^'^'', ■.'i''' 
sister Mar/, wife of Bro. A.Imn R >'"""' 
aged ;i J years, G months and 9 diiys: 
The funeral occasion improved hy H'^ 
Rev. Onrue. and Bro. Jo3er)h Snowhcrsi^'^ 
from Rev. U : liJ. "Blessed are the deii 
which die in the Lord from liencefortli.y'''-^ 
fiaith the .spirit that they may if«' f^*"_" 
theirlaborsandthoirworltsdofollfiw tliciu 
These words it appears had been seleclci 
by the sister while on her sick bt^d- 

A. S. Bf.iuhtel. 

SHOOK.— On Uie of Jan., l^'^- 'I'f 

Coldwater .listriet, Iowa, i'.'^^''"'",'',; 

daui-bter of friend Abram "'x'';"*'^*'!', 'jg 

Shook, a.iK^d 15 years, 1 1""'^'' /'"^ „,e 




clanse. .^|, 

SHOOK.-In the Ituol River f^;'";;';;fpK.: 

Fillmore Co., Minn , on the .Hsl,"', .'.^„,| 


sister Shook, a^f' 

and 27 days. Fiuieral oCi 

)ok,a,iied 15 years, 1. in^mth =iDd 
8. Funeral gervices mipi'^v^'" »? 
ter in l,Iu- town of Greene ti' a .^^^ 
isresaiion from Amos 4: '- 

E. J ElKKNlll^""^' 

Marrilla, dai.Kblt'io»»"V mU^ 
Shook, a«ed I^y^*»';^vJ„' ilVov- 

T 11 K W E E K L Y P I L G B I M. 

' , i,v brethren Joseph O-g (inj Wm 
<•' .'')'-!! ,1... l.t ilfiv oCllii: New Ycnr.nt 



ouse, to )l 1 
icini Ist Pi'- 

'. >,-iirii' '■i'""' "'''""'' ','. 
,''j'. 311.1 iillriitivo au.licncc Ir. 

f' - ■ ~ ' ' '■ .ToSEIMt 

,,inN' -Vi'ii- suililcii on llic aiithof Jiin. ' ^'^ 
■^.' nn I'""vilte. Co., I'.,., j .Iran 

The Weokly Pilgrim. 

JAMES OEEEK, PA-, Feb. Uth, 1873. 

JosEiMt DnnRY. 

re""'" .,, 
Pill ton VI lie. 

I'll M ycnrs, *) m 

32 HnyJ'- 

l)rc"si..ii ini|)rovcil by 

mi'd, t'l'om 1st 

Hhooini'l'er. Wcriimn llelor 
a! 4 . i;i 14. t" 11 br^f amlienc-, IL 
.imL-i>'l'"r oftliL' G. Ucfm-mc'dcliurdi 
ImW'l'ii ^">otl (^Iirwtian dL-poi-tiiiPiit. 

Lkonauu Frr.RY. 

\\ KxcKi.i.KST Piiis.— Wo liavo lieRii 

11-ii'witli 1 fiunplo cird of tho CHlubnt- 

S'i,fnrTrinu Sii'ol Pens, and H';tcT tryiu;; 

SJeni 'I'litf tl'i^'ousl'Vr are oonvinood ol 

£2?" How TO send mom'y.-.AU sums over 

$l.fin, should be sent cithf-r iu a clipck, 

t or pfi«t!il ordor. If neither of tliene 

be nljtairicd. Imvo tbc letter registered. 

tfJ" Wnii.N jroNBY is Bciit, aUrayH send 

with it llie imnic ami address of thoao who 

I)aid it. Write tlie iiainci and post office aa 

plainly us possible. 


direct scripture fi)r siilcrs to wear ihc 
cap, liiit in Ihc injunction of I' we 
liave it imiim-tly. So in all otiier 
COS."?. Inilopeniiciit of the scriptures 
wp K.lvnralo notliinj. It lias Ijccn 
wpjlsaid: "Scare)) tho scripluns for 
in tkf^ni ye tliinl< ve h/ive eternal life 
anil they arc they which tesiifi- of ine.' 
Wo have over lieen atrong atlvocales 

■lor merit. Thc30 ])cns nrc coin- 

icil in lifld'ii nil 

inbers, ennii (Uiferin'^ 

car KvEiiv subscriber fur I87!i, gets a of the Brethren and are yet. hut we 
l^Uyrim Almimur. Pj-.kk. '„,;,'., t -.. i . i , 

i wisji to have It understood that we 

ODK MOTTO. I ''" ""'■ ■■*'""'' '" defence of such de- 

I cisions as have neither example nor 
jirecept in the scriptures as a basis, 
neither do we lielieve that the Breth- 
ren make such decisions, Imt sueh 

Our ".Mo'tii" Inn been .-io variously 
uniler.-,tood, delineil and inlerpolated 
that it uiily puzzle the minds of some 
to know how to under.'ilandit,notwith- 

SSil'ilv'tiiiiniiii^nfs'nfpoiiit, snthnl'lhe 

"„5, ,-^,ii,liou» ijciinan cannot ftiil to find siaiiilmg we have at dilloreut times, 

',.,/.n.r tli.i lilti^L-ii just «"eli ji iicii as Knits I i ■ i . , , . 

iir n"' S|.''m-.-n:m I'on.. ai'e lani.ins lor I I'XplaMli'd how we nn<Ieistaud .1. If 

i],drol»>ii«i'.v'»",'\f.'"'^"'. ''""""""■■'"''''! others wish to "ive it different inlsr- 
„j„laiiiK-ruil rfioability, aiiilaie a neariM- ) . -^ 

Kpiii'oxiiiiiili.'ii 11^ the real Swan (Jnill Pen ' prela'.hilis it malter.s not to us as Ion.' 
iliflii .uiv lliiii': liilUerlH nmde. I'liey are | . . . ,, . . . , ^ 

iMmifa'tiiri-cl in Kn-lan.l nniler tli.- super- [ «" ""'i' g:ve it as tllUi- opinion, but 
,i,iml of II..- ...isiiial invjntor of Steel i „.(, .,„. ..q. ,,„xious to have Others toll 

IIS how wu are In undcrstainl lt,iieitli- 
er do we supimse that any wish to do 
this, at the same time, the ojiiniuns of 

IViLS Uii.' vcii.nMl>le ,lii^i.Ui M.ison, an.I .Io- 
Willi Oilli'tt— Mie lattt'l- inakiii-,' a few .if 
ihc iiunil.eii after the mqrlcls of llie late P. 
!i, Siieacrr, ilie famous penman. They aie 
iiseil v.rry lar.-ely in the common si^ho.ilsof 
the I'uiti rf :-ilates, iu all tile principal eom- 

iiitici«i™lle','(.«. in the ;;overiimc!it oilie.'s [ others, admitted, uiav seem to infer 

at Wasliiii','tuii. and in tiie banks anil co^n- ' 

iilero'al.iin.:e.»tl.rouj;liotit thecoimtiy, the 1 "'"' as.<eut. 

!«lc lei.ehiiis an ennriuons .jiLiiitity annn- I Tr|,l r) \c If,,!.;,,,,,.- i„ V,,^ ■) 

iilly. Porihe lOTivenience or th( who j '-' ' '^- • '• ""''I'o'r m Jias .s 

wisli to irv tlieai, a card of the i and 4, irave u verv "'aid ccnosition *.i *l <■ 

SFnc('riaul>,ii»nioylieli',.lbymailbyeu.| „.."....-" ^' /-^l""'""" j a.s there ever were, theref. 

flosin? 2j ri'iils to Messrs. Ivision. filuke- 

mnii, Tuyl'^r ifc Co., 128 and 140 Grand 

things may liappnii through foJlibiliiy 

an'l far n*- Io ;ic(!ept theiu as the laws 

of the Merk's anrl Persians vvoulti he 

a groat error and heap upon us a corle 

"'l- I of laws whicii mi^ht well ho called 

"the traditions of aier.," Our fore- 

fatiiors were f^illibla men justa^ we. 

All lliR lii^iit tiiey had they received 

from the scriptures. We have tim 

same scriptures to-day with greater 

! facilities of understanding the:n, and 

we believe we have now, just as wise, 

as holy and pions men in the Church 

ore. why 

losing 2J rents t., Messrs. Ivisioi. Blake. | ol tno (in-inal desl-ll of 1 he texl, ail.l ; )„(,lj l,„,.lj , 'fhe divine ininnctioil is 

linn 'Invliii' it f"n . 12S niul IJO Onind i -i . . i. i- • - ■' 

,,„,,, : while we a<U'nt to the application in I ..f^r„ard" and "np>vard." With the 

Slrpet, N'. Y.. or the pens may be li 

the main, there is a tiart from which 

Ht aluiost any store wliere pens are sold 

HlHKllI i llo.lic is a 1 
lilul iinil highly illnsti'ate.l weekly ; That we .should puUi.'-li the Pit 
janinnl,fnliofinslriietiveai,d iniei- j ,,,„,,, i„ .Irfenee of such decisious as 
esting reading inatter, a.lap.ed Io the ,^^,.^. ,„^„,^. ,„. ^|,^ g..^^,,^^,, ;„ j,,^^,i_'- 
«anl3 01 every iamilv. It is ae> ' ,. ,. ' 

1.,, ,..i„ 1 I , 1 .1 i' » ■ ■■ ,' senee ol direct scripture would be a 
klMwlc.lged to be the best pel'liuiical j ' 

iifil.sliin.lpulili.shed and has a tre- i •'"'"'"*'"■'' "'"' ""' "■'"''''>' "''''"-' 
ineiulniis circiilivliou. With it every j sscrilice. To do this would be ctiuiv- 

alejit to ft'lniiitiug that there was a 
single period of time in whicli the 

chart of salvation, which contains all 

snliscrilier jjeis a beautiful Clii'omo, 
'■l'heS'.i'jwb...rry Girl," siza Hx'iO, 
inlSeohirs. For the Chi omo theie 

*tlie21 c.Mits extra sentt) pny 

li.iiUs;..or s;hl better, stmd ,")<! els. ex- 
tra a'ld have it mounted and varnish- 
"liia.iv lor framins;. I'lihlishcl by 

""'"^'■.•I l&C.', 2-I.-1 Broadwav, 

■^'"v York, nt S-J.Oo 

wo feel IO disseul when accepte.l as I „,'„„r !;„„l,narks, in our bands and 
our motto. j (jij. ,|,]f|[ jij, ., )an,|, for our feet.Ietns 

SO onward with the blessed assurance 
j that we shall reap if we faint uot. 
I The PiLORIM will labor in defense of 
the ''landnnirUs'" as set by Jesus 
Christ and revealed unto us by his 
chosen witnesses which "lau.lniarks ' 
we believe are carefully observe.! and 
held Ibi'th by the Brethren. 


Krethri-ii had reached perfcclion and 
that sinic then the great tendency is 

to diverge from that perfect pcriodj „„,.;„„ ,.,,( ^,,11 ,i,e l,retlircn of 
and its decision,s. While we honor , j.„„^,^ ^'reek built a; Church, some 

live miles south of tie ,Iames Creek 

1 licr 

. l'i.'iHi:ns! lM.,i.n:R.s: X„ |,„n, 

'" >'ic land ean afford to do wilhoiit \ dec, 

™-eiuiiral decorations, e.spciully | the 

"■"'■'a 've ean !i 


and respect the zeal and wisdom of 

oiii- forefathers, we beg leave tohonoi'|(.|,„_.^.,,^ ^,,,, „„t„.itlistau.ling the 
and respect sCll more ihe"laiidiuark," j ^,^,,|^^ _,„,| ^^^^^^ Wimcr, got it com- 
as sit by Jesus Christ and his Apus- j ^^i^.^;,,^ ^,,j ^„ (ho first day of Feb- 

!la\e tuem sent 111 our 
;prices within reach of all. We 
«J"stin receipt of Bri^.s & Bro's 
""''''""III V«it,'fc,./„ilowerai,.l ve- 
'»>'lo catulogu,,, of l.-;(i iitiges, eon- 

'""'"S ="t*. with a of beau- 
l^^^'olthcimKt beauliCul ff,.v,.,'.s U0.1 
J-t vegetables giown. Tois hand- 
"!'"• "*h.l and beatitiful publiei.- 
lion i, J 

ties, .\dvocating and upholdiug the , j.^^,,^^. p„„„„e„j.„] ^ .^ries of meetings 
and cmneil, of man has been [ .^^^ n' „.,,;„,, „.„j i,„,|, interesting and 
at curse of ilie Christian j ^^.^ ,,„|,p p,.of„„ble. On account of 
Chni'ch, in all ages and with gf«" ! „f „ „pj,|i,,,„r,. „„ our part we had 
reluetati^e w.iul.l we adv.eale a"y- i „„t as'much ministerial aid as we 
thing not bHscil uimn the " Word." , p^,.||,,|,^ „..,j,|,i i,„^.,. |,„j_ |,.„| „.,, 
When iirethren. say they aio ■••■iUing ! p„i,]i;i,e,l it according to orili-rs. 
10 accept the decisions of the church j ■y^^,,^,,^^^ „,„. |,^.i|, „.as small in nuni- 
as ihr as they are f.nindel upon the ^^,,._ ^.^^ j, ,j.a,^,||.„ ellicient. Brelh- 
truth, wesay, amen, as no brethien, ! i.^.,, s;n.p||(.|, HiWerbi-and and J. S. 
or set of brethren, are invested ^vitli | jj|„.|.|,^,.,^ „(' ('oiiemaugb were with 
aiiyaulllority to uiakcany others. Our „,_ „|^„ j y Siunvbelger of Clover 

esting, and that the brethren labored 
wilh mucli zeal for our Master's cause, 
for which they have our grateful 

BroF. Hildebrand »nd Bnrkhart, 
were with us in the Pilcjhlm 
Oaice where we made their acquain- 
tance whicli '.vas quite agreeable, and 
we hope, will not soon be forgotten- 
They expressed themselves much 
pleased wilh the mcmbershiji of 
James Creek, and we are sure that 
the memJiers were quite well pleaseil 
with tile ministerial aid, so that we 
hO(>e both parties may soon have the 
pleasureof again enjoyingeach others 
nneiely. Our niceiings closed on 
Tuesday evening want of help, 
anil on account of the break in the 

Brethren, in making their nilnislc- 
rial visits, will please uot forget 
James Creek. 


J- L. Bevveb. The Hymn books 
were sent. Call at the E.\uic3s Of- 
fice and if they have not arrived, let 
us hear from you. 

Da.siei. .S.wi.iiR. W" have no 
aitcount of receiving a letter from 
you containing money. The PiLGitot 
is now se;U. 

Jacob.!. Kinihi:. Letterand mon- 
ey was not received. The Pii.iir.i.M 
is ?^ent. 

D. Boric. You will oblige us by 
giving the names and address of sub- 
scribers yon not going to Miam- 
asburg and Dayton. 

J. H. GooDM.t.v. Our father's 
name is John, a brother to Jacob, of 
whom you speak. 

D.wiii Goodykah. The first vol- 
ume of the P1LGBI.M was Lssncd iu 
the year 1S70, therefore for 117, C3 
and 69 there are none. Volume 1st 
1870, we can Send yon post jiaid for 

R. B. R. — Your money was ivc'J 
but your n.ame cverlo.iked iii 
bonUiug. Of Xos. •22. 4.S we have 
none. ".Any having tluse 
Xos. who do no not wish to preserve 
them, will confer us a favor by send- 
ing tlieni to the PiOEiM Oaice, if not 
too mu'.*h soilel. 

Il'c small,., 

Subscribers quarterlv at I-'aw, as given by Christ is a per/ccl ', (Ircck 


11 aiul 

•ostofafjcls.peryear. Scud law and meets every If there , On ;i.j.'oni;t of sickness iu the laiu- 

iivi'si, "'"" "'" "'■■^''■'' 'cgict the, be cases for which «o have no direct j ily, we had not the iileasurc of attcn- 

' '"""■ Ad.ili',..s., example or precept, the spirit of those .bug a nu.nlier of the nppeintments, 

P>"iii(;s A Bro., examplcsand precepts will reach them but those who were present say the 

Kochfsier, X. Y. 1 indireetly, tbr instance, we have no | meetings were well attended, inter- , 

MOSKY hisr. 

Jonas Price 


Liz-iie F.Miller 


.Tno N Barnhart 


Stephen Ilildehrand 

;! 00 

Louisa Lawver 


.Suuuel Ilofce 


Jloses Kling 


John R Xorris 


Panicl Hock 

■27 Oil 

.Tolin Newcomer 


B E I'laim- 


-Ino 11 (toodman 


Samuel \Varthiiiii 

■J 00 

Isaili .lornjr 


S J Garber 


Jesse Conner 





Seventy-five inenibers of the Ecu- 
inenical Council liavc dicil since it was 
opened ia Home, in Doceniber, 1869. 

Deaths in 1872 : Chicago, 10,000; 
St. Louis. 7,f)27 ; Cincinnati. 5,472 ; 
New York, 32041; I'l.ila.lolphiii. 20,- j 
554 ; Baltimore, 8,703. i 

Intense Coij>. — Tliis ^Tintel• has, 
been marked l>y an iniusnal amouut of 
intensely cold nvcuIivT. On the I8th ! 
inst., ihc lenipcratmc at tpiirta. Wis., 
was 45 degrees below zero ; Lacrosse, 
Wis,, 31 ; St. Paul 31 ; Minneapolis, ! 
34 below; Milwaukee, 8 above. 1 

Best timr fou Paintini: Housrs. ' 
The best time for painting the cxtivior 
of buildings is late in antumn ov dur- 
ing the winter. Piiinl then employed 
will endure twice as long as when ap- 
plied in early summer or hot weather. 
In the former it dries slowly and be- 
comes hai'd, like a glazed surlacc, not 
easily afiected afterward by the weath- 
cr,()r worn eft' by the beating of storms. 
But in hot weather the oil in the paint 
soaks into the wood at onec. as into a 
sponge, leaving tlie lead nearly dry 
and nearly ready to crumble off. This 
last difficulty , however, might be guard- 
ed against, tiiough at an increased ex- 
pense, l)y first going over tlie surface 
with raw oil. By painting in told 
"weatlier, one annoyance miglit certain- 
ly be escaped, namely, the collection 
of small flies in the Iresb paini. 

The completion nitlie riiesn|icakp and Oliio 
Trunk Lint- liaihviiy. lias npon.a up to tlir 
worlilmncli oltlitliiio TIMI!i:i: LANDS, 
rich COAL FlELDSund chciip KAltJUNG 
L.^NDSofW. Va. Now is the time to pet 
cheap homes nntl invest money with the 
picLspect of ii hiindsomc prolil. For furth- 

er niirticulnrs iiiqviire ul' the unilersicued, 
i-rnt for la.ul. here. J S. FLOKY. 
Oreliard View, FaycUc Co., W. Va. 
Jan. 10. 

Trine Immersion. 

A discussion on 1 riii'' Immersion, l>y letter 
hetwrcii Elder II. F. Moonmw nud Dr 
J. J. Jackson, In whicli 
Trcalise on the Lt ni's Supper, and on 
the necessity, clmraeteriind evidences of 
the new hiiih, iilso n dialogue on the doc 
trine of non-resislance, hv Elder 13. F. 
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A large iiuniber ol our pntrons are recciv 
ing our hooka as m-ticed below, as premi- 
miis, and expiess themselves highly pleased 
with them. Others who are not agents, 
have enqniied whether we keep them for 
sale. We have now made arrangements 
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ders foi books must be accompanied with 
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Life at Home; or, The Family and its 
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A tonic and innge, lor Bloo.l DiacaL 
Gienl repillntion. Many tcstimnniula l[„|,„ 
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IIT lir.V DASIEL Milinl, 1>. !>. 

Hark, the voicp of Jeeiis crying, 

Who will ffo and work to-day? 
Fiplils me wliitc »nrl haivrsts waitinf, 

Who will bear Ihc ahcavo3 away? 
LmiiI ami Ions tht Master callotb, 

lliL-h reward Hu offers free; 
Who .vill answer, eladly saying, 

"Here am I, send me, send nicl" 

If vou cannot cross the ocean. 

And the htathen lands explore, 
Voa can find the heathen nearer. 

You can hell' them at your door. 
If von cannot give your thousands. 

You can (^ive the widow's mite, 
And the least you five f<u' Jcsui 

Will be precious in his sight. 

If yon cannot speak like anpcla. 

if yju cannot preach like Paul, 
Yon can tell the love of Jesus, 

You can say He died for all. 
If you cannot rouse the wicked. 

With tile judgment's dread alarms. 
Y'nn can load the little children 

To the Savior's waiting arms. 

Let none hear you idly saying, 

"There is nothing I can do. 
While the souls of men are dying. 

And the Master calls for yon. 
Take the task he gives yovi Jlladly, 

Let His work your pleasure be: 
Answer quickly when He calleth : 

■•Hero I am; send mo, send me." 


PilOrE33ClR3.-N0 2- 

Paul saj's the Gospel " is the 
|Mwcr ot'Goil unto salviition to every 
"lie tliiit bclievctli.'' From ihis we 
oviileiitly learn that tlie Gospel is 
all Buffiekiit to govern us i» luatlers 
of salvation — we need not look else- 
where for light to illuniine oar 
IWhway, other than that which is 
'onchsnfod unto us from God as a 
hlessinji, the leMiIt consequent upon 
"iii'ia'.lh in and obeilicncc '.o the 
"ospel. Salvation is the one thing 
'ilall others needful for oiir present 
■"''1 eternal happiness. Believing the 
'luery to be in the minds of our 
readers, "v,i,at shall I do to he 
»aved, ' we purpose to pre.ieiit a few 
l>ractieal illustrations, drawn from 
' le New T^.stanient Soripluies, ap 
l'''™Woio the premises under eon- 



''. «e inlrodnce the ea;e of the 

I'lHiin jailor, Acts IC, as one 
* '"' iMob.ioly never had heard of 

salvitioii, through Jesus, — ftarful 
that he die, he inquired of 
Paul and Silas what he should do to 
be saved. As an answer, relative to salvation he wa^ told to "be- 
lieve on the Lord Jesus C'hrist and 
thou shalt bo saved." Faith was 
necessary to salvation because "with- 
otit faith it is impossible (o please 
God." The aposiles spoke unto him 
and his household the word of the 
Lord and we learn baptism followed. 
In this instance, we see baptism 
belongs to the "word of the Lord" — 
evidently It was water baptism for 
lie went where there was water. Nev- 
er for a moment bcdeluded willi the 
idea that this man was baptizvd in 
his house, for it is evident he was 
not, because after his baptism he 
"brought them Into his house, which 
lie could not have done, had he 
not gone out of his house,, for he 
was in when the apostle "spaiiC to 
him and all that were in his house." 
In the ease of the Ethiopian Eu- 
nuch, Acts 8, we have also one who 
when He learned of Jesus it was re- 
quired of him that he should believe. 
When Philip preached unto him 
"Jesus" he preachcil ifafer baptism, 
and believing, he, the Eunuch wa', 
baptized in water. 

Next, we will call attention to 
those on the day of Pentecost Acts 
2, who when they Mieveil, — belcived 
that Jesus was the Christ and they 
had crucified him &c., asked what 
they should do. Peter did not tell 
them to beleive, for it was evident 
they were already believers, but he 
told them to •■Hepeiil and be bapliz 
ed every one of you for the remission 
of sins and yc shall receive the gift 
of the Holy Ghost." Having beleiv 
ed, it was now necessary to tak'; an- 
other step, and that was repent and 
then he biiptized— that is suffer 
yourselves to be baptized in water as 
the Lord had commanded, "and ye 
shall receive the gift of the Holy 
Ghost,"— shall receive it from God, 
who it is that baptizes with the Ho- 
ly Spirit as He had premised He 

Now we wish to call attention to 
the case of Paul Acts 9: 22. Owing 
10 his miraculous conversion he was 
made to believe, and believing he 
bicame a penitent man for "behold 
he prayeth." After he received 
his sight he "arose and was baptized" 
and Annanias said unto him, why 
tarriest thou, arise and be baptized 
and wash away thy sin?, ealliog on 
the name of ihe Lord." Now here 
we have a character that had beleiv- 
ed and no doubt repented and yet 
had not his sins washed away. 
Why ? the answer is plain, because 
he had not yet been ba|itized. "Bi 
baptized" here, as well as elsewhere, 
undoubtedly means suhinit to the 
ordinance of water iaptism. Mark 
you it does not say arise and ye shall 
receive the baptism of the Holy 
Ghost as some would have us to be- 
lieve it ou^tU to read. No, no, it is 
just as it should be, and as in other 
cases water baptism was necessary 
that he might rtcoivc remission 
of sins. From these ca?es we have 
presented, we are forctd to conclude 
that faith, in a certain measure, is 
the first step, repentance the second, 
and water baptism the third. By a 
faithful compliance with those pre- 
requisites we have the promise of the 
\i ashing away of sins through the 
merits of Christ and cleansing efiica- 
cy of His blood, and then ye shall 
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 
The adopting principles of the Gos- 
pel in all its primary bearings beau- 
tifully harmonizes with the above 
conclusions. "He that believeth and 
is baptized shall be saved.'' "E.xccpt 
a man be born of water and the .spir- 
it he can not etiter into the kingdom 
of God." "Saved us by the washing 
of regeneration and renewing of the 
I Holy Ghost." Titus 3 ; 5. "Therefore 
we are burieil with him by baptism 
into death ; that like as Christ was 
raised up fiom the dead by the glory 
of the Father even so we also should 
wilk in newness of life ; fur if we 
have been planted together in the 
likeness of his death, we shall be also 
in the likeness of His resurrection.'' 

Rom. 6 : 4.5. "Buried with liim in 
baptism wherein also ye are risen 
with Him through the faith 
of tlie operation of God. In 
these positive scrip' oral truths 
we have salvation/j^/oi^M)^ baptism 
— born of the spirit after born of the 
water, — the renewing of the Holy 
Ghost after the washing of rjgenera- 
tioD, — are in the likeness of His rts- 
urection after having been planted 
in the likeaesj of his doath, — .vallc 
in newness of life after having been 
buried with Hira by baptism into 
death, — are risen with Him through 
the faith of the operation of God after 
we have been buried witli Him in 
baptism, — and ye sliall receive the 
gift of the Holy Ghost after having 
beeu baptized in the name ot Jesus 
Christ, — be baptized for the rerniss- 
iou of sins. In the face cf all these 
incontrovertible fads, hundreds and 
thousands tea:!i differently, aud we 
are pained to the heart to see so 
many honest unsusptctiug ones lid 
astray thereby. That ray candid 
and unprejudiced readers may see 
the inconsistency of erroneous views 
along side the truth, we will make 
an exposition of a few points. The 
tenet of faith of some of our popnhtr 
religionists claim the reception of 
the Holy Spirit before baptism, — :he 
remission of sins before baptism — 
born of the spirit before being born 
of water — the renewing of the Holy 
Spirit before the washing of regenera- 
tion — are in the likeness of His res- 
' urrection befoje being planted in the 
likeness of His death — walk in new- 
ness of life liej'or, h aving been buried 
with Him by baptism into detth — 
are risen with Him throngli the faitli 
of the operation of Go.l l>efore hav- 
ing been buried with Him in bap- 
tism. .'Vud that baptism is bceaitse 
of the remission of sins. That we 
are saved by fail/i alone, wlion .fames 
says "ye sec then how that by works 
a man is j.ntitied, an 1 .\i>T by faith 
alone.'' .Vn.l we are to'il that Jesus 
saves all whe to Him by faith, 
while Paul says "He bccani-- the au- 
thor of elornal snlvalim onto all 



liicui iUa.t ofiei/ Ilini."' However ^\c 
will admit that nil wlio come to 
Cluist with that tailh that is of a 
living, saving nature Jind prompts 
(lie pr"fes-rr lo ulicy tlio eflmmanrfs 
olHJoil, will be pav(d. To exjioct 
siilratiou sbort of the proraites of 
God is liazardous in ilie extreme. 
Does not the Gospel plainlj lesch 
thii the doctrine of Srtlvaii'iu is to 
believe on tlie Lord Jesus Christ "as 
llie iScripturci! hath said ;" tlior> 
oUi^hlr repent of sin, and be bapEiz- 
o.l in tli«; Uiruf of Jir^Lg Christ for 
I he ri-mis-sion of sins and then the 
Holy Spirit shall be ri-erived ? Xow 
the Lnrd has plainl}- s-iiecified the 
conditions up-n which He will 
become rei-oiieiled to man and "Ke- 
ineinber their ininiiiiies no more." 
Ue "wa* in Christ rtconciiing the 
world unto Himself," and now wo 
have the promise of the pardon ot 
our sins throne;!! the same Jesiis 
upon eouditioiis wo meet God at the 
point He lias desigualid. He would 
have the material man huricd in a 
material element — water — an out- 
ward vvashinir t-iirniticant of that 

Lat us "Gt ill the waj tliat healthful and vigorous, those things cerify, wo might to the "jorv *• r. 

and our encouragcmout sing wit|, ^^ 

which do lis no real good but the 
gratifying of (he carnal mind which 
is enmity to God and is as the poet 
says : 

"How vflin are all tilings here below, 
How tnin.s:i.'nt and how f:iir; 

Each ploiisiuc hatlijts poisnu tuo 
And every tiwe«t a simre." 

Ycrt, if wi- Would do a way all van- 
itv, and live solterly, righteously and 
godly in this present world, and np- 


is right, whieh is the Gof'pcl way. 

Coiue all _vc that love the Lord and 

let us walk that way together, and 

we wilt soou all be at home in 



I herein present rx query for every 
sincere soul to solve for their own 
benefit, and if :»nv lack wisdom, let jiropriate our .suiplns to ihi- cause of 
them ask (ifGod who ,^iveth liberally Christ an<l His Brelhrfn, what a vast 
to all men and iipbraideth not, and .imnunt ofj;ood migiit he dime in o\ir 
it shall be given them. The Savior own fraternity, besidea the world at 
said. "Seek first the Kingilom «f large? And how much nn)re would 
God," and again "Whosoever lovelh ^ve Le as lights lo the world and .salt 
anything more than me is not worthy to 'ho furili, and our H-avenly Fath- 
ol'me." Paul says, "I beseech voq er he gloiilitd theiVby ami we at the 
therefore, Brethren, by the mercies of end wwuld hear the happy applaud of 
God, that ye prosMiit your bodies .1 "Well done good and faiihful scr- 
living sacrifice holy acceptable nnio vant," &c., whereas 1 f-ar many of us 
God which is vourreason.-ibleservirc. will be charged not with using and 

sj)irit and understaiidinrr ; 
Itrjnice. the Lord is King 
Yhiii God and Kinj; udmo; 
Mortals j^ivr Ihanlcs aiul ailiir 
And triumpli (jvcrmorc 

Uri up JOUV 1,„,„1S, lift „,, y„„ 

lii'jnicc agnm, I laj. ipjoicc," .tc ' 

uY .suiuutllillj 

Jlav God 

; L-ise that would l,e 

lint abusing the world, but with abu- 
sing and wasting the MasterV goods, 
and many will be hpt'tchlt'ss not 
having tlio wtddiug garment on. 
Tlicreture love, (cLarily) should be 
tilt' main spring of alt our action-, and 

and be not conformed to this world, 
but lie ye Iransfbrrced by the renew- 
ing ftf yonr minds, that ye may prove 
what is that good, accejitable «nd 
porfet^t willof God." From the fore- 
going texts, we ask wlitther it is imt 

our duty to cut off everv nniieeessarv in all «c do we should have an eye 

inwarl cleansing lie is willing and t|,„ug|,;_ desire .nd action? We d'o single to the glory of God, to the 

promise I simtt lake place through Ldmi^ ii,„t sincerity and pcrfccii.m promotion of His Kingdom here on 

the aiouing blood of Jesus, limt ^^^ ^^.„ ji,;,,^,^ _„.( „.,. ,|,i„,. „^, ^,^„. ,.,„i, „„,j ,„ ,|,^ edifleatinn of immor- 

shed "o, ce 'or all," and as tlic ^^^ [^^ Christians without the first, tal souls. Thus when we come los 

scil of Hts covenant and I"-omi=e, | _,„,, ,^^ ,,y ,,^j comi.rehend Imw we gelher in onr assemblies for worship 

the soul-tho iininatenal P'tnciplo i „,„ |,„^^p,„ ,1,^ H^^j without desiring we ought to meet quietly, as Bear the 

the Latter. "Blessed ate they that appointed time as possible, and as 

hunger and thirst after righleonsness nuuh as convenien', nieel and greet 

for they iliall he tilled," hcnco a eon- each other quietly with an uufeigned 

liuual uncnsiness and warfare, but salutati«n, lemcmberiiig that it rc- 

ble.ssed he God, it is not without a (juiied Aaron anJ Hurr to stay up 

promise. A\\i\ now by way of solving il,e hands of Moses so that Joshua 

the query, I won Id ask, how much could prcra.l, and a.scei: .1 our suppli- 

uunecessaiy expense and lime is lost cations HeaTcnwanl in behalf of ou 

■ f man is baptized with an immate- 
lial gift, iiotliiugiess than the Holy 
.Sji'rii or Holy ///(' and are tlius truly 
rCj^enerated, — rcereatod after the im- 
age of (Jod — and is retognized as a 
sou of God — a neiv creature in Christ 
Jesus, and, ibereforc, nnut walk in 
newness of life. Thus in lliis 
work of regeneration, the sinner 
'■corner to God"— meets God at tbe 
point His iiiercy called him, and 

i-ant that the Cl.urcl, 
inlSi.-ibomor. lihe that deseribd 
m the Song of Solomon, looking f„r||j 
as the morning, fair as the „,„„„ 
clear as the sun aud terrible as 
army with biuneis. 

15. BosREnsud. 
Gdtijshnrfi, Pa, 


01:k I-ATUiiR 

Merciful aud gracious, thou gavesl 
us being, raising us ironi nothing lo 
be an e.vcellcnt creation, fuimiiig us 
alter tliy own image, tenderly fetdinj 
us imd conducting and strciigtlieiiiii,r 
us all our days. Thou art our Fatli- 
er by a uioie excellent meioy, aduiji- 
ing us in a new birth to become pai- 
lakers ol iiie iulieriiance of Jesus, 


Heaven la tti\ throne and eardi tliy 
fooisiool. From thy thione thuu bt- 
holdust all the dwellers on earth aiiil 
triest the bcarlB of men, aud uotliiug 
is hid from thy sight. Aud as ;liy 
kuowleilgc is lulintte, so is thy jiuwer 
uiicircumscribud as llie utmost or!) of 
heaven, and thuu sittest in thy into 
essential ilappiueso aud irauquililf 
immovable aud eternal. Thai is our 
country and thither thy servauts uie 
travelling. There is our Father amt 
that is our inheritauee. i'heic our 

by chewing tobacco, smoking, snufi- ministering brethren ihat Ihev may I heart, aie, for there our treasures arc 
ing, extra tending at tables in serv- divide the word of Truth '.right, I laid up till tho day of rrcompetiso. 

H;-i-a,eetsthesin,.or,and.b!|:;^;^!;:;;°^::t:t;;r7r- :;;,;;:;; am?::'" ''""' '-"'-' "''■'■'''"'° '"'"'''''"'■ 

what a meeting: Contrition on the I i„ ,„nformity m ihis world? Yea J','""-'"""""' "'^" 
pan ol the sinner, love, grace, mercy I i would umUrstand it to be an oh' X, 
an.lp.rdon through His .Son-» alon- | in onr wav of knowinu- the 
ing bh.od .m the part of God. Xow | perfect will of God. My idea is thai 

to the glorv of T'hy name, O God, is gluriL.U!, ai'J 

(jod and to the benefit of the church, in iby name is uur hope and eouli- 

nd when we meet upon Cumrnnninn | Jeuce. Aeoonling to thy name so is 

occasions, we (night to be very sol- j ^''Z P^"''*'^ ""^o the world's emi. Tiicy 

cinnlv impressed ami pav strict I 'bat love thy name shall be joylul in 

a I that IS done to grali/y the lust of attention to the examina:ion udnmni- j ibec fur thy name which thou uia<lu.i 

the eye and the prid>;oMi(;., is .sinful tions, and at the supper, or feast of' >" be pioclaimed unto thy people, i- 

unless It IS .as I'aul said, '■Whether charitv, look forward with a happy j ^be J.ord (Jod, merciful and gracious 

ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do antieipalion ol a glorious feast „i,i, hmgsuHeviug and abundant in fi«l- 

letttbcdoiieto promote G«d',s glory, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the I '«»••< aud iriith, keeping mercy I.-' 

aud our eternal we.fare." ,„i„|s „,■ q|,,_ ^,,1,^,^^ j^^^^^ Himself thou.sands, foriving iniquity, Iia»- 

^ow asour highest obligations is will serve, whicli by wav of ilhistra- 
.0 love God supremely andourneigh-ii,,,,. ,,„hap8 might be termed the 

aspire to btgli things but cnndc^cnd ' luLu'c^'of Tife v- . "'''l''" ""'/'"■' -^'"'■'"""' ''"""'• =""' "'l-e" "c I'ar- ■ """=■ "■'•"" "■> ""'"I'lp ''"'^^'^<^' ''"'" 
to men of low estate,— will nevirl "fv"-"^" ," ' '' "" ™" " '''" '" bikeof the bread and wine in reiiiem- '"''' KiSUMm i;u.Mi:. 

cavil a'.out the comnnu.ds of Jesus, I 'k! "!f ''""'"'{^ ^ ''■'''"■•^ "f J«"»' dying love, we j 'nioii reignest in hcav.n and"" 

but low submissively to the a/J ' j "f.' i',"'" '" • , "', '" ""- ; •"I'""''! look back with profound and I <'J"li- <->''" ''"J" i"'" "'""" '"" 

•^ ■ doubtedly was rich, and might have ' a„guslsoiemuitv to the crneili.loo „.' hearts, advance the intercsl of .d.-" 

Ml-.' adoptid child of God Lecomes a 
"I'ellow cilizcn witii the s dnis . f the 
houselir.hl of God" and running the 
race sit before.forgcls not to learn of 
Jesus (hat he may know how to run 
and keeii the coinmaMdmenls of his 
Lord and Master, having the spirit 
of his H"avcnly toocher, he will be 
"nirek and lowly in hcait," will not 


gretsion and sin, and that will, h.v "" 
clear the giibtv- J" this;;'"' 


things knowing that aftir hiring j 1,^,,^ 

untiroiilHble' ,1.-,., u i , 

I <= I sakcs lie heeaino poor, took upon 

Himself sniiering and shame. If we 

'■ crucilixiou <if : hearts 

done all he is but an unproiilabie I r;.''..''t]'''-'',.""''""' '"' *"" .■'"'' ""'' ' ""• «"'' "*' «'"1- And' as I "believe i '">": '" tl'y gosp-.| be placed in all i 

servant, yet has the piomise of glory, 
honor and and immortality throngl' 
the free grace of (iod. Oh that wo 
might all look well to our ways and 
f<*ar lest a promise being left 


, , , , „-. ■ "*' ""^ i to love as ourselves 

should come short of it, knowing 

the design and intention was and t I'egions of the earth anil lot all 

still is to impress the miiid aiio* of i ''""» "mie and worship thee, biyn 

,,.„, , ,,,,:„,„ ,„„., •,. , — - a"H"in.4s of that immaculate i ll'eir proud wills at thy feet, sahm" 

flt i e m-e f itr , " """■" ' ^'"'' "'''"'' l""^™"'' -'-«■ -""I'i ''"S ''-■ ""ierstanding lo th^ "'; 
nnities ol tile tor those whom we are ' be betler cal< ' . " 

If we 

is we have Hisspirit, ami will, the 

, ihe.r 

dculated to promote the ' 'li'^ntc of Jesus, coiiformiii., 
.„.,,. . , , " '"" '="'' \ "?"«? ""'1 '"-'"15 about the end than '' fcetioas to their holy laws. I^-t 

"there is a way that seemeti, Hght | ^tt ;^SdM:d:;t: ::^,:::r i s:^! kT '"' r'""""""- 

.ntonian but the end thereof i, stitutions rather than i.^tJ M^J „T."!L^^'''^,^^'''^'=™" .''''^•e been 

than make them observed in sili 

ence, truth and sin- spirit of gr 

kingdom bo -ct iqi gloriously ov^r i 
id do lliou reign in our -pin' ''.*' '" 





Thy will, <■> ''"J. '" ''"^ n.easurc 
„f|,„liuc6S«n,l peace, thy providence, 
lie ercvt disposer of all things, tying 
llevc-nU together in order to thy 
Irv and thy K'ood for thy servants, 
l,y „ wouderCnl mysterious chani ot 
,visdoi.i. U't thy will nis.. 1)0 the 
measure of our desires, for we know 
ll,„t wlialsoever thou duest is good. 
(Jiaiiilhat we rnay submit our will 
lo'tdiiie, lioing patient of evils which 
ll,„u hillictest ; lovers of the good 
„.|,;,.|i ilinuconimandmt; iialersof all 


(lIVi; us THIS DAY Ofll DAIl.V B:!P:AI1. j 

TIloa, God, whioii lahesl earc of 
our snuls, do not despise our liodies 
wliith than hast mode and sanctified 
anil designed to he glorious. Jiut 
now we are expiwcd to hunger and 
tliirsl, iijl;edne.ssand weariness, want 
and iiicoiiveincnce. (jive unto us 
iitiilier poverty nor riches, but feed 
lis with food convenient for lis and 
clothe ui with lining provisions ac- 
cnnlinff to (hat state and c mdilion 
wluTciii thou liasL placed thy servant, 
tliat wc may not he tempted with 
want nor made eoiitctnptihle by beg- 
ifxrv, nnr wanton or by ricdits, 
nor in love with anything in this 
world, hilt that we may use it as 
straHgei's and pilgrims, as tlie relief 
of our uot'ds, the sujij.ort id' our iu- 
firmilies and the oil of our iamps, feed- 
ing lis till we are quite spent in thy 


ilear God, unless thoii art pUas-^ 
cil In pardon us, in vain it is that we 
sliiiiiM live here, and wliat good will 
our lifo do us? (), look upon us 
Willi iiiueh mercy, for we have sinned 
greviously against time, O Goii. Par- 
ilon die adherent imperfections ol our 
lile, the weakness of our duty, the 
raiflra.ness of our spirit,— our aft'ect- 
«1 isnorancu, our intelligence, our 
rashness anil want of oh.^crvations, 
"ar malice and presumptions. 


Giacions Father, we are weak and 
'Snoia,,,^ our afflictions betrav ns and 
mate us willing to die. Our adver- 
siry, the devil, goKh np and down 
«ing whom ho may dn-nm. He 
'" ''"<y and cialty, malicious and 
l">verft,l, watchful am! envious, and 
*': l«"ipt ourselves r,i„nin.v out to 


l'™'" sin and shame from the mal- 
»™llraiid of the devil, and from 

tZ u' ""' S"'«'">'^''» ol men, 

"•allUiy wrath and from all our 

2r.'" «""J^-'. deliver thy 

'"« ;H.»E is TU. lUNOIlOM, TH. 



'"^''"11 we, ,l,y servants advance 

tlie miglitiiiess of thy kingdom, the 
jjowcr of thy majesty and the glory 
of thy morey from generation to gen- 
eration forever. Amen. 

Tobias M. Kauffmix. 
Ncffmllc, Pa. 


This Kiibjefit is one of great im- 
pnrlfince to nil men, tapecially to 
proftssnrs of religion. Wlierefore see- 
ing wo a'so are compassoil about 
with sucli an innumenhU cloud of 
witnesses we shotihl lav* aside every 
weight and the eiti wliich doth so 
easily bes^^t us, that we may run 
the race which is set before us with 

The (emj>*er is daily watching our 
movement?, our [irogrejis and our 
lifr, but his greatest concpin is our 
negligence. Let ut consider Him 
llittt. endured such contradiction of 
sinners against Himself, le-»t we be 
weary and fiint in our minds. IVr- 
haps we have not yet resisted unto 
blood Striving against sin. It wo 
consider how, through all tlie m;.'an- 
dering scenes of life that y.iian, in 
various wjys, makes an effort to 
touiporiz" our i)xih to eternal glory 
by smoothing it a littlt, making it 
easier tn get along with our worldly 
aftiilis and all that men in genera' 
ar^cngaged in. It almo.«t makes us 
shudder to think of it. But it ralse^ 
joy in our hearts to peruse the great- 
est anna' tliat ever was dispersed 
through America viz: the G»-sp.l, 
a. id ihero learn that Christ died for 
the propitiation of our sins, and nut 
for onra only luit fur the sins of the 
wliole world, also leaving us an ex- 
ample in all things. He Ijeing I.ap- 
tizcd io Jordan and that being 
sanctioned I'y a voice from Heaven 
acknowledging Him as His Son ; 
tlien He was led up of the Spirit to 
lie te-n|»itd of I he devil, and when 
He had fasted forty dnys and fortv 
nights was an Iningered. Then the 
tempter tempted Him and said ; if 
thou be the Sou of God, command 
that th<^se stones be made bread. This 
is the joy that wo have, that Christ 
gave Un an example in this even 
when we are tempted how to over- 
come evil with good. Xow seeing 
that the destroyer is a crafty being 
taking the advantage of our blessed 
Ma^^ter by holding out sucii induce- 
inenta as would be almost impossible 
for uj. to overcome, it becomes us to 
take instruction. 

In our agQ of the world, there are 
pcojiln who might bt'lieve that the 
Spirit tempted them, but we 
understand it to mean, if we go 
on unforbidden ground (such there 
are many In the world) and give 
place to enticements ; certainly we 
are not in the bounds of our duty, 
and God hath not promised the coin- 
forler. There, thcn,he might suffer 

us to bo tempted. The Spirit will 
lead us into all truth, but when ever 
we are out of our hounds we have 
no promise of not being tempted. 
Therefore, being negligent in our 
daily duty, God may suiter ua to be 
tempted. Thus monal man has 
many temptations to Oi'ercofne or to 
be thrown into. Just as cunning as 
the euiieer was inancient times, lie 
is to this hour, fir he hiis already 
tlie current Ibiwing by every wind 
of doctrine, making professors of re- 
ligion believe ihere are nonessen- 
tials written in the word of God. 
Others are induced to believe that 
the Spirit of God will follow them 
to gatlierings of the world, and may 
be connected with the world in al- 
most all respects. Titerefore, in due 
time let us one and all medituve 
upon the Gospel of truth and not 
annihilate even the church of Christ 
by d'sobedieuce or self righteousness, 
but be obe lient iu a'l tilings. Al- 
though we frequently stray upon 
paths that are devinm in our pil- 
grimage, let us not he negligeut in 
our daily devotion to God, lor we 
know that He is faiththi and will 
not su0er ns to be tempted abot.-e 
that we are ab!c, but will with the 
temptation aho make away of es- 
cape that we may be able to bear it : 
therefore wc shouhi be eareful not 
to receive the grace of God in vain, 
and let him that thiuketh he stand 
lake heed lest he fall. 



sinful amuaeriient wliich tbc work] 
participalcs in, hut our highest joy 
should connist in attending the house 
of the Lord. Ttie-e scenes should be 
dear to every lieart, as they are br igbt 
.spot* strewn along our pathway 
through life, au<l if entered into with 
solemnity and a desire to tie in,^tr.i«t- 
ed m tl,e rigiit |.:tth^, will produLe 
great and lasting benefits. 

This world would indeed be a 
tlrcary waste were it not tor the 
Hole.'un afi^emblies whore (i-id's people 
eongrfgate to worship Iliin. and 
where they are encouraged lu go on 
in tiie good cause which they have 
espoused, — to labor with reneM-nl 
zeal in the Miiatcr's canse, ihns .itc.i- 
ring unto theiusclvcs a rich inher- 
itance, and showifig to those around 
them that they hnve been with Jesus 
and learned of Him, thai; ihev loo 
may b-i con-trained to frequent the 
house of prayer and praise aud 
thereby glority their Father in Ueav- 
eu. May we ever esteem it a high 
aud sacred privilege to meet in che 
.sanctuary of the Lord while here on 
earth, that when we are done meeting 
and parting in these earthly temples, 
we may be so unspeakaMy happy as 
to meet in our F.iiher's house in that 
beautifnl land on High. 

•'You may singnftlie beaaty of mountain 

or dale, 
Of tlie silvery streamlet and tiowcrfc of the 

B'.it the place in»st delightful this c.irth cxn 

l3 the place of (levoliou, the house of the 


W. A. Cl.AHKE. 

Pilgnm Office. 


Ofall pla?is on eartii, methiuks 
the sweetest one is in the house of 
the Lord, — where Christians meet to 
worship the Most Higu, and where 
Jesus has promised to be in the 
midst, if assembled in His name. 
Cold aud indifi'erent must be tiie 
heart that dues ma esteem this as a 
pleasant duty, and a privilege that U 
calculated to qualify us better for the 
various respousihiiitles incident to 
life. Weary with the toils, trials aud 
excitement wliich we meet with 
while engaged in our earthly voca- 
tions, vet we cau look forward with 
bright anticipations to the hour when 
we vvil! for a time, lay these aside as 
belonging to tlie cares ot* this life, 
and go up to the house of the Lord, 
and there have our souls fed with the 
Bread of Life. Tj those who go up 
to thissaerol place with full deter- 
minatious to worshi[) *'in spirit aud 
in truth," it is none other than "the 
house of God and the gate of Heaven," 
but those who go to the house of 
praver cureless aud une»u>'"rtictl, it 
is not likely th:it they will receive 
much beuetit fron*. the beautiful and 
iiistru 'live truths that are lliere prt:- 
.scuted bv tho^e w! iluly it is to 
proi-laimlhe IJospel to a dviug world. 

M-iiiy may preter to frequent the 
hidl-ro'uu or some oilier vain and 

"Bui let patience have her perfect work, 
that ye may be pei feet, and entire, wanting 
nothing. .Fanies 1 :4. 

Nowhere else in the Bible is Xixm 
ennobling [)rinci[)le %i often spoken 
of, in so tew ol'iho sacred p:igf*s as in 
the epistle of dumi.s. The Apo-itU? 
kne^v itsw«)rih by inspiration as well 
as by expeiience and natural philosr- 
ophy. He studied its. results and 
fouud it to SI provident of goo ', that 
it tecdjd unio perlcction, and a- hav- 
ing a tendency to prepare its possess- 
or for any aud every e.'uergoncy^ 
being "entire," an<l as providing for 
him all [hing^ sO that he be "wanting 
nothing.' 'ill us do all Chrlsliaus 
study this virtue auil thus ilo lliey 
liud it. PatieuCw- is the fountlatiou 
from which flows an incense, tliat 
sweetly Havors all passions. It 
Ciiuses happiness, joy ami peace in 
the funily circle. It causes gl-nJ 
hearts when father returns houie. 
It causes affectionate accents and ex- 
pressions of love ; terms of reverener, 
acts of kindness, lougsufiering aud 
forbearance toward all. As it glad- 
dens hearts when f.tthers return home, 
so docs it secure and preserve cluer- 
fulness when luotheis retire fur a (*i\v 
hours from the cares and toils of 
home. t*iitiencc is an iudispensible 
link ill the chain whicii suspends 
those eight graml characteristic-^ 
which, if they "be In you anda!>ound 
they sliall make you llial ye shall 
be neither barren nor unfruitful in 
the knowledge of our Lord and S-iv- 
ior Je_'U* Christ." Bat if this link be 
broken, then shall three of tliese iail, 
of which one is t-h:irity. which Taul 
savs is greattr than liiilh or hope. 
C. C. Koor. 




liod is a (I'oil oiorilcr, nml his or- 
ganized law is a law iif order, and we 
are required to obey it in tlic order in 
Mhich it is laid down, wliidi is both 
consistent and clear to every unprej- 
udiced man or woman. 3ut through 
philosophy and vain deceit we become 
cnilamiimlcd with the rudiments of 
the world, influenced liy the power of 
satan, and we soon bepin 10 set up our 
judgmenl against God and His holy 
nposllis, hence, the great coniusioii 
in Christendom at the iireseiit day. 

A scries of ?isoys came under ray 
notice a short time since on the sub- 
ject above treated, and the writer 
wlien referring to the sermon of Pe- 
ter, in regard to baptism lor the rcmis- 
siiiD of sins, would try tu make us be- 
lieve that the word for, meant to««a- 
of, and therefore sins must first be 
i-emitted before a candidate is fit for 
baptism, and that baplistn, is only a 
right signifying that sins are remit- 
ted. I would here say, that brings 
him into a dreadful dilemma, fin- Pe- 
ter says repent and be baptized for the 
remission of ycur sins, then if the 
word/oc, means because of, it vjould 
read thus: repent and be baptized be- 
cause you have your sins remitted, 
about as glaring a fraud as could pos- 
sibly be practiced against the mes- 
sengers of Christ. 

Again, lie says, when referring to 
1 Peter, .'5: 21. "The like figure 
whereunto even baptism doth also 
now save us, (not the putting away 
of the filtii of the flesh," &c. It seems 
In me ihat the outward washing in 
baptism is here, by Peter, called the 
putting away of the filth of the ilesli. 
Why does he say so? Not because 
Peter says so, for Peter says right to 
the contrary. Now whose testimony 
will we lake, Peters or J. II.'s? Oh, 
consistency, thou art a jewel. Again, 
"We must be baptized into Christ not 
in water,'' and many more like ex- 
pressions which are not worthy of 
comtneat. Any who have a desire to 
t.;ee the essays I will refer you to the 
C/iurrli AflvoruU', published in Lan- 
caster, Pa., dated Oct. 2d, 9th and 
IGth, huttho writer is a resident of 
onr county. 

Now I will shovv you dear reader 
that Peter meant what he said, on 
the day of Pentecost, and that it cor- 
responds and corroberatts with the 
general tenor of the gospel. All other 
inspired writers give testimony that 
in the general order of (iiid's dealing 
with men it retpiired a duty to be 
performed. That duty is repentance 
and baptism for the remission of oiii- 
^ins, ami that is the design of it and 
what it will accomplish ubeu com- 
plied willi according to gospel order. 
We will now take ytm back to the 
ushering in of the gospel dis[icnsatiou 

d see what was then preached. 
Matt. 3: 1. In those days came 
.John the Baptist preaching in the 
wilderness of .J udea and saying, Re- 
pent, &c, in the Gth verse, and were 
hiptized of him in Jordan confessing 
their sins not upon their rcmisaioo. 
Oh, but says one, John's baptism was 
not Christian baptism. Well, let us 
pass on to 13th verse of same chapter 
we read, "Then cometll Jesus from 
Gallilee to Jordon unto John to be 
baptized of him." Now if that which 
is said above be true then we find 
here Jesus guilty of an unchristiau 
act, for Matthew the Evangelist says, 
John baptized him, and whea he was 
baptized he we-n up out of the water, 
(which is another thonglit worthy of 
our attenlion, especially those of you j '^'"j^'^''' '".'" 
who are in the habit of going through *""' '^ ''''•'''"^ 
the fe.rmula in the house), Jesus said 
it was becoming so tbat all righteous- 
ness might be fulfilled. Another 
might say, Jesus was not baptized fur 
the remission of sins, we admit and 
say more, he was not required to re- 
pent, either ; then thai is an excsp- 
tiinial case. The reason of this is, he 
had nothing to repent of, and when- 
ever we find one aincmg you having 
nothing to repent of wc will say the 
same. But such is not the case, theu 
we will treat you as John treated the 
people of Jerusalem and the Laud of 
Judea, that is, have you baptized in 
the water confessing your sins. Tiiat 
is so plain that any man not blind 
with prejudice or otherwise can see, 
and as for John's baptism not being 
Christian is so thin it seems as though 
tome one would frigh'en at their own 
sliadow. 1 would ask who sent John V 
That is enough. The Savior once ask- 
ed the .lews this question, "The bap- 
tism of John, was it fiom Heaven or 
of men? Again it is said, the law- 
yers and Pharisees rejected the coun- 
sel of God against themselves and 
were not baptized of John. Were 
John's disciples rebaptized? 1 would 
like to see an acccjunt of a case? If 
not, then it \vas valid baptism and 
approved of by God and Christ, giv- 
ing us an exam[de. And out of the 
number of those whom John baptiz- 
ed, Christ chose twelve to be his wil- 
neseen whom he tent forth to preach 
his word. Now does their word and 
works corresjioud witlt the word and 
work of John. Of Peters' history I 
have already given. We will now 

ed career and put h.iui to a more no* 
blc purpose, and (hat, at a time when 
he was very busily engaged, having 
rceeived authority from the rulers, 
was oa his way to Damascus to bring 
to Jerusalem those discinles of Christ 
and punish them because they divl not 
obey Gamiliel, but God met him in 
the way and said, " Siul, why 
do you persecute me?" Saul was as- 
tonished at this bit of infin-aiatiun but 
said what shall I do Lord ? Now if 
as we hear so much from our friends 
who so bitterly oppose us in the set- 
ting forth of the gospel as it is deliv- 
ered unto US, why not have Haul's 
sins lorgiven where the Lonl met him, 
why did he have to go through the 
hands of one of his faithful disciples 'J 
Answer, lajoause it is the or-ler of 
with men. Was it 
contrary to the course deliveied by 
Peter on the day of Pentecost ? If it 
was, then there is two orders. I tell 
you nay. There is one plan for our 
salvatiou, and as already said, it is 
clearly set turth, not shrouded in mys- 
tery as some would have lusto believe. 
We will now Uike Paul's own lan- 
guage of the formula which he im* 
derwcnt when he was initiated into 
ihe tamily of Gud. Turn to the 22tl 
chap, of the Acts ofthe Apostles 16th 
verse, which reads, "Ami now, why 
tarriest thou, arise and be baptiZv'd 
and wash away thy sins, c.llliu^ tfu 
the name of the Ln'd." This was 
his own language long after he was 
converted, at the time he was making 
his defence in .lerusalem. I have 
given three positive cases under three 
ditt'erent orders, that is, one before 
Christ's deatii and ressurrection, <)no 
immediately after by one of his cho- 
sen witnesses, and one especially call- 
ed to bear his name before the Gen- 
tiles; a perfect agree.nent in their or- 
der of procedure having received their 
authority froai the court of Ileiven, 
in which we do not find such a divi- 
ded state of things as in this fast age. 


Who can tell what a world of life 
is wrapped up in the tiny acorn, as it 
lies unnoticed half buried in the soil ? 
The brown earth, out of pity, hides it 
away iu her bosom and nourishes the 
little germ. Soon two shining green 
IcAvcs peep above the earth, and in a 
short time they are grown to a shrub. 

come to Paid, one born out of due 
time, not receiving his instruehon in 
the same way that the others did, but 
getting it direct from heaven after 
the resurrection of Clirist from the 
dead, fur <it the time the other apos- 
tles were busily engaged iu spreading 
the gospel. Said, as he was tlien eall- 
(d, was per.-eeuliiig the followers of 
Christ, being briuight up at the feet 
of Gamaliel as many of the divinfs 
ofthe prisent tiny, but wdieu God 
saw proper Iu cull him from his wick- 

The hanil of a child might pluck it 
up and yet all tlie form of life mani- 
lislcd by the giant oak is eoulaine.l 
in it. The snuillest of seeds, the 
inustaril, produces a plant from seven 
to nine feet high, approximating a 
tree, where the fowls of the air may 
find shelter among its branches. The 
winds aud ocean currents bring the 
seeds and jilants from every shore and 
deposit them upon theeoral reefs, in 
time, render thcni a fit habitation for 
man. Here the cocoanut grows and 

the palm tree spreads its broad leaves 
to protect him from a tropical sua 
Who can tell from a seed wlia', iij ' 
plant may be ? Tile ger.-n ofthe tow' 
cring pine is contained in u niuch 
smaller sceil-coat than the acorn Th 
smooth, light seed of the thistlewhich 
the wind carries to aud fro over the 
fiehls, does not indicate the trouble 
that the farmer has to root up the 
noxious ])lant that injures the giaiu 
A husbandman passing bv a nji»h- 
bor's field saw a thistle growing alooe. 
Instead of pulling it up as his first 
impulse was, he went on, and the uext 
year he found dozem of the saaie 
plants iu his own fields. Wc may 
leani from this to regard the faults uf 
others with charily, for sin mav have 
scattered the same seed in our hearts. 
The time for ditteieut species of seeds 
to germinate is varied. Suinc ger> 
minaie iu a few days, some iu a f'mv 
weeks, while others remain buried lor 
a whole season. 

The good seeil of truth often lies 

buried loil^ after the sower lias gone 

to his reward. The growth of plaats 

alsj dejicnds upon the nature ut the 

soil and thu manner ill which it lias 

been prcparetl. Tlie pastor's field is 

wide. Thorns and tuUtles arespriag- 

iug uji ainoiig the planus and he needs 

to work ililigeutly to destroy these. 

Many an earnest minister has wept 

over the seed he has sown, for he saw 

uo prospect of a harvest, "only the 

leaves, no gatiieted sheave*." An- 

I other comes in his place aud the field 

' having been cultivated by his preJe 

I eessor, reap* his labors in a precious 

ingathering of souls. The field of 

the iSahbatli .sciiuol teacher is smaller 

! and he can more carefully watch the 

tender plants ami by the help of the 

Master may be able to gather the 

; fruit of eternal life, but a mother gone 

j to her rest, mav llivc soattcred tliu 


] The spirit of Christianity that is 
mingling with the atmosjihere ol 
many natious to-day, is not the pro- 
duct of our generation, but the spirit 
and teachings and struggles in whieli 
Lither, Whitfield, Calvin, the I'il- 
grims, linger Williaim, Judson ami 
many others have sowed precious seeo. 
We are .■emiuded of the scriiiture, 
, "Kxcept a corn of wheat liill int" '!'« 
ground and die it abideth alone." The 
' seeds that are sown in tears, we are 
told, shall be reaped in joy. 1"'" 
every christian heart God ha< V'"' 
the good seed and conimamls us u. 
scatter it abroail. Hii ahiiie na ftiv^ 


the increase. Then let us eo.umit 


that we do to his care, praymf,' '''"J 
while wc liy to sow the precious see. 
that we mav be kept from seaitenas 
also the (ares. Maooii-: STiKLi^i'- 
Ifollidaiphiri], !'"■ 

A merry heart docth goo ' ''"'' 
medicine. — Bihif. 



Youth^s Department 



Boiuilifi'l rill. 
SpftililinS and bright, 
OlirtingflO still 
Ki-nin moiii to night, 
Who Wu-htthectoliow? 
Who orJeied thy courae? 
And thy fount bulow. 
Wiio g*vo it its source . 

Twaa God, my dear child, 
\vho gftve me ray source ; 
He laufflil n\o to Itow, 
\nd ordorod my course, 
'Nciilh tlie shade of the trees, 
Bv the Bide of the hill. 
"Midst the gras3 and the flowers, 
So i^oiitlo and still. 

^nd iliis is the place 
For mo to do good : 
At the foot of llic hill, 
Inlhc tihadeof the wood. 
1 water the lierJs ; 
I refresh the tiU trots; 
I nurture the flowers, 
And cool every breeze. 

And if, my de:ir child, 
God e'er Axes your lot 
At the foot of the hill. 
Come, oh, come to this spot. 
Hear tlic beautiful birds 
SinK among the thick bowera. 
And see the blithe bees 
Sipping sweets from the flowers. 

Sec what beauty nnd love, 
And what happiness to, 
Spring up by my side, 
And your pathway pursue: 
Nor sij^h to be great. 
Like the ocean or flood; 
But, like the small rill. 
Be content to do good. 


ki?'Bcd him aliiion as fondly as his 
mother liad tlotie. Eddy looked up 
iiilo her f.itu', and there refined to be 
soinothin;^ then! which hcco^ild trust, 
for I)/ (ipgreett lii-* hoIw iK-ciiine les-s 
violent; and hiddin}; hi5 «ister good- 
nif;hl, quietly, lie went up lo lied, 

Biitb the l)i'.>thur and winter cried 
tliemsol\'e.s to sleep that night. 

God pity and ble^s the poor or-- 
phan?. How good He is to permit 
u« to say : 

"When my father and my [Uothor 
forsake me, tlieii the Lord will take 
me up." 


How sad it U to thiiilc of orplun 
chillreii ! Herti tliey Hre in our pic • 
tute. Their mother hasjiHt died. 
Jiefore retiriug to re^t that night, sis- 
ter Martha went into her mother's 
room. There she found her little 
crippled brother, E Idy, crying bitter- 
ly, as lie raised the cold hand that 
lay beside him. 

".Mother! O mother, speak to luc! 
Tell me you'll nof go away ! Oh, I 
willbeguod! If yon leave mo, I 
slmll have nobody to love me !" 

He paused for an answer, and then 
receiving none, he slid again, in n 
voice of borrow which pierced Mar- 
tha's heart ; 

"Mother, lieu- umibLT, <lo speak to 

Martha went up quietly to him, 
aiiJ laying her hand gently on his 
shoiddfr, she whispered "p:ddy !" 

The littlL- hoy raised his {iwc. Oh, 
Ijow paleuutl ivan it was! 

'I'^'ldy, m(uher is in Heaven now : 
sWoanm.t hear yon speak to her." 

"^^h, she must hear me! She al- 
ways listened to me before." 

"But she can't now, Eddv, beeaiise 
OocI has taken her away." ' 

"Ami will siie never come hack ?" 

"•V"; but if you .isk the Lord Je- 
sus Christ, He will take yon to be 
^^ith her someday." 

'But there \a no one to love me 


, "* will, KJdy ;■• and she diew 
'» leiulerly intj her arms, and 

"It is my birthday, grandpappa," 
said the boy ; ■'! have so many pres- 
ents — H top and a ball, an 1 some 

His grandpappa looked rather gad- 
ly at the c!»ildand said — "1 hope you 
will gn)w u[) a wise and good man, 
Arthur, and a hapjuer ^uiau than I 
have been," 

"Why, grandpapa?" a-ked the hoy. 

"I did u<»l remember tuy Creator 
,wheii 1 was young, my boy. I was 
always pulling it olftill another iVav^ 
and when my friend here used to say 
that youth was the best lime to think 
of G«)d, and to gi/e my heart to Him, 
I would say there was time enough 
yet, au'l I firgot God, lu whose 
hands rny life was. yTlien came the 
cans of life, and I seemed tt) have no 
time. I Iiad to work fur my living; 
to toil all llie long days, and some- 
times nigliis, in my counting room, 
111 mv books, and I found it dilKcult 

you to remember Him now in the 
days of your youtli." 

The child lifted up his heart 
and Godbeard his prayer. 


A boy whose only religious educa- 
tion was obtained in a Sabbath school, 
discovered the worth of his soul at a 
very early age, and becanoe convicted 
of sin. Christian friends looked for- 
ward to the time when lie would be 
useful in the service of Christ for he 
appeared to he truly converted. But 
he formed the acquaintance ofcarcless 
and wicked hoys, and, by degrees, he 
absented himself from Sabbatli schoo', 
and from church. At last be forsook 
both entirely, aod said be was 
"ashamed to be a Sabbath scholar 
now, as he was a big boy." He went 
on from bad to worse, till he became 
a young rnao. 

One Sabbath morning, he with 
someof his wicked companions, had 
aet forth to spend the day in sport. 
They happcnetl tt» pass the church 
where, when a boy, he had attended 
the Sabbath school. Just as they 
reached the steps, toe bell pealed out 
its solemn tone. 

He stirted ; to his ears it spoke as 
plain as human voice: "Come, come, 
come!" Then andtliere the Spirit ar- 
rested him. He went on, but every 
peal rang in bis ear, "Come, come 
now!" As The last stroke died away 
he turntd to hiscoiupaoious, saying 


A IttporUr in wanUd from ejiery Church 
in the. brotUrhood lo Mnd un Church mat, 
Ohituarien, Announcinentt or anything thai 
leiil be of ijenarfd interest. To innuie in*ej- 
lion, ttiK tctiUn name mutt aeMmpany eaeh 
commuair.(tlion. Out invitaluyn it not pet- 
tonal but general — pleatezetpond la out call. 

Blacksbuku, Va., I 
Feb. 4th 73. ( 

Dear l/rethren : — I received youri 
dated January 29th thi.s morning, 
and was pleased with the Christian 
spirit that dictated it. In response 
to its contents, I will say that tlie 
ever welcome PiLORtM ha.^ not 
reached n»e this year yet, and that 1 
was growing impatient for its weekly 
visits. I believe I wrote substao- 
lially in mv last to be recoi^nized as a 
permanent subscriber, if not, regard 
me so from henceforward until it is 
directed otherwise. I regret very 
much my inability to communicate 
for its pages at present. 

My health is very much impaired 
at this time, and 1 am contemplating 
a visit to "Our Home" New York, 
to try the virtue of its healing agen- 
cies. Should I go there, I will try 
aid send you a remembrance, occa- 
sionally if my health will permit. I 
am now barely able to get aiioui the 
house, and have been compel|ed. 
though reluctantly, to suspend the 
labors of the ministry indefiniteiy. 
As soon as I revive snlficiently, I 
will devote a full share of my time 
and energies to the good cause which 

you are carrying 

forwaid. May tlu 

'I'll uot go with you to-day ; I lim 

going back to cimrch " Tliey laughed i q^,^^, Physician"bless His feeble ser 

and irieil to stop him ; but he turiitd ^..^^^ ,^,^1, jjjj presence to enable him 

from them, and went back to tlie : ^„ gy|^',.i- lor the cause of salvation. 

hen to think of G id. At '«' 1 church, the days of bis boyhood in ^ and mav you likewise receive a due 

that Sabbath school walking with I share of Heavens gifts. 

him iu the visions of memory every! ^"'" '" '^' q, jHy^yAW. 

step of the way. The seruiou was mi • ,1 » „, 

f J ..I i?,;^ The above IS the ex- 

I was very ill ; God tojk away thi 
health fir winch I hati never thanked 
Him, and tlic strcngtli which i bad 
thought was all my own ; but iu ill- 
iies.-', all 1 during nights of pain and 
bitter sulfdring, I found I could not 
think of Uod nor study the Bible 
whieli 1 had neglected, nor learn of 
Jesus, whom I had rejei^ted. (\ad 
raiseil ine up ogiiin, however; but 
thenlhailolhcrsonows and cares,aud 
it still seemed as if there was no time 
for religion. I have at last, 1 hope, 
found .lesus my Savior; but liow sad 
is the tlioug'it to me that I have 
notliing lint a world-weary heart lo 
olfer li'.m! I can do nothing for 
'.ijvl, li r I lia>-e so little slrcnglh ei- 
ther of mind or body." 

Tue boy looked gruve. Jlis grand- 
patent went on, "It is an easy yoke 
ibat Christ bids ns lake. Is it not, 
friend (jrayV" 

■'It is indteil," saiil the other old 
man with a quiet smile. 

"Uear tiiis In mi 


tVoni tlie words, "Come unto me," etc. 1 — . „ , „„,„i,„r of our 

' I pressiou ot a large numoer oi oui 
Then and there the Savior said to "^ .... 

his soul, "Come;" and he went. To 

this day he is one ol the m ist zealous 
workers in the vineyard of C.irisl. 

readers. Some liave said, "Send it 

on until I order it stopped," others, 

"as long as it is is published," &c. 

List 10 "the sound 'of the churcb- j but of course, we cannot remember 

going bell," and see if it says not to | ^^^^ things, and as they arc g^ner- 

"O""^ now."— ^11^ ^^^.|j ^^ ^,.^ ■„ ,•,,„ ,,^i,ij uf ,vri- 

vou : "Come, come, 
Sundtti/ School Messenger. 



ting to us, we made no note of it, es- 
peotiug that they, like all others, 
would notice onrpre.seot arrangcnunl. 
three inches— that \ and inform us of their wish of having 
the switchman bad | j( continued, but it seems that they 
mav have been waiting and depend- 

was all. it 

moved the track only that little dist- 
ance, all would have been ri^ht. - . . f„, re:ilin'' 
But he forgot; and the train that ing on their "lit-- let*- tor re.ilin„ 
«a.s passing the station ran furiously ' the Pilukim. We higlily appreciate 
into the heavy freight cars, and ' ^^^^.^ abiding faith in our C'hrislaiii 
dashed il.self tJ |iiece»! ; integrity, but are .sorry that they 
"What was the cause?" everybody ' were d'isappoinleil in not receiving 

asked, when the news of llie great the PlI.iiKl.M. 
accident spread about town. 

"Oh! a switch was out of place,' 

nd, dear boy, that j was .he answer. Tlieswitchtnan wa. 

' • ' ' carrless. Perhaps be wa.- drunk. 


especially syio- 
iiucli e^leoull■d 


pathizo Willi o , . I 

brother Moimaw in hisamiclion, ami 

that ibroujih the aid ot our 

Great Plivsician and from the biue- 

(its lo be 'derived from a ireainient 

many Mirro-i'S, and it does not take, „.j,' ;;.'.; fj^tin,; ;„r everything." If >t "(»ur Home" '"• '"^J"™ J"', r, 

„„„; nom us one real pleasure. L..„. „„t -end^ to it at^^Hie^ righ. stoj^^^he.^ 

serving God m youth saves us trom i ^^^^ ^^^^^ j^ j^^ ^,^ S.lomon said 

Diin't let your birthday pass away ; lime, it is just as 
without praying that God would help | do i! at all. 





Tiiese aro worJs tliat have left a 
lasting imprc:i*ion on my mind, from 
the fact, that they came from (he dy- 
inc lips of a departed friend. 

Three years ago I Iiad a dear brotli- 
er. llis manly strength was not sur- 
passed in all the country. His healtii 
was very pood. To look at him you 
would think death would never over- 
take him, hut alas, disease took hold 
on his uianiy frame and brought him 
(Jown to a bcii of sickness. He was 
unable to attend to business for eight 
lon^ months. He did not profess to 
be a ibllowcr of the meek and lowly 
Jesus hut often remarked to nie that 
he. intended to be a cltrisiiaii, uud 
wanted to be a true follower of Christ, 
but he was deprived of ever attaching 
liiniself to the chureb. but thank God, 
he had a linj^oring disease, and I feel 
satisfied he made peace with Him who 
IS able to forgive the worst of sinners. 
While our dear old mother was at- 
tending to his wants and spending 
many sleepless nights over him, he 
Kaw her weeping and said, "mother 
do not weep for me, hut be up aud 
doing for yourself." .Just before his 
death, wliile some friends '.vere sing- 
ing the hymn, ".lesus lover of my 
soul," he £uid, "how sweet the name 
of Jesus sounds/' and soon left this 
vale of tears. 1 feel satisfied he tbat happy liume where part- 
ing will be no more, and now 1 will 
say 1 1 father, mother and sisters, do 
not get weary serving the Lord, but 
prejiare to meet thy son and oni-dear 
bi'otlier. Wv have one more dear 
brother who is out of tiie ark of safety 
and htill sporting on the brink of 
ruin. May God be merciful to him, 
and may ho flee the wrath to come be- 
fore it is too late and prepare to meet 
death and hear the welcome plaudit, 
"well dt;ne thou good a.nd faithful 
servant, that he may inherit the king- 
dom jH-epJired for the people of God." 

"Vi'in brotUtr thy Ibiul pursuit forbear, 
Repent, tliy cull is nish; 

Desitli nt tlie fartlu'st cin't lie f»r, 
O, Ihiuk, before you die." 

Now in conelusiun, I will sav dear 
breth.-cn and sisters iu the Lord, be 
up and dninj^ and ii"you have friends 
slill walking the downward road, try 
and piirouade llieni lo [urn from their 
evil way. They may be snatched 
from lime lo eternity without one 
muments warning. There is a work 
for us all to do. If we cannot preach 
we can talk. I^^t us all do our part, 
and do it without delay, and try to 
bear each others burdens while trav- 
eling llirough this world of trouble 
is the desire of your unworthy fol- 
lower of Christ. 0. P. F. 


"I indeed baptize you with [c/f] 
water unto repentance : hut be that 
cuuclh after nie is uiiirhiier than I 

whose shoes I am not woi'lliy to bear 
he sliall baptize you with [c«] the 
Holv Ghost, and with [not In the 
(ireck] fire." Matt. iii. 11. 

The Gioek preposition en, which is 
here translated with, is fount' not less 
than 290 times in Matthew's gospel ; 
aud out of the 290 times which it 
occurs in the Greek Testament, it is 
rendered in 215 times in King James' 
translation. It is rendered among ^\2 
times; u'itfiin, 3 limes; for, once; 
KR(/er,once ; through, once ; «/, once ; 
unto, once ; itpo7i, once ; because, 2 
times ; at, 7 times ; on, 4 times ; by 
miscellaneous terms, 4 limes ; b^, 26 
times, and is rendered with but 11 
times ; so that our authority for say- 
ing that John baptized with water is 
without foundation. It should be 
rendered i'» ; ''I indeed Ijaptize vou 
in wafer."' "He shall baptize you in 
the Holy Gliost, and [in] fire." 

For the bsnefit of the readers that 
arc not acquainted with tlie Greek 1, 
will refer to a few places where the 
Greek c«(iu) is found. 

Matt, iii, G. Baptized of him in 
[en] Jordan. 
" iv. 21. Jn (en) a ship with 

" " 2.3. Toacliing in {en) 

their synagogues, 
" V, 12. Your reward m (c;i) 

" " 15. All that are in (en) 

the house. 
" vi, 9. Our Father which 

art in {en} Heaven. 
" is, 10. Sat at meat in (en) 
the house. 

J. H. Moors. 

Bros. BrnmbaiLgh: — We had a 
leetiug in the Rock Run XHstrict, 
Indiana, last week. Brother Jesse 
Calvert was with us. The weather 
was cold and very stormy and the 
lanes were drifted full, but they were 
■ hoveled open and a good attendance 
wat had and a great interest taken in 
the meeting by everybody. 

On Saturday, ten were baptized, 
uotwithetandiug the ice, snow and 
cold winds. 

Aloo the week previous, a meeting 
was held in the Shipswaney district 
by Bro. Jesse Calvert and Isaac L. 
Bcrkey. There was no Meeting- 
house, but the neighbors and friends 
all agreed to atop the school Huring 
the meeting as the weather was so 
very cold, Four more were made 
willingto enterthe Kingdom of Jesus 
and were taken to tiic Lake, the ice 
30 iuohcB thick, cut open, and thtre 
buried with Clirist in Baptism. Ma- 
ny more beem to have made «ip their 
minds to come into the Church, for 
which purpose there is another meet* 
ingofwcveral days appointed, eom- 
menmng on the 12th day of April. 
The good work of the Lord is still 
going on. J.vcoji Berkey. 

FonrsT City, Mo. 1 
Feb. aa.. 1873. ( 

Dear Fif grim '.—We have had a 
very cold winter so far. At present 
it is moderating and the snow is 
thawing rapidly. It had been 24 
deforces below zero about Christmas 
with an average of about S degrees 
behiw zero for six weeks. I hope that 
the coldest weather is over, at le:\st 
we are willing that it should be. 
^So are we. Kd. ) I recalled all our 
appointments for meeting? at a dis- 
tance from us until the first Sunday 
in March, it being too cold and Uy 
to travel any distance. The horse 
disease is also utuong us, but few 
have died and it is about over. 

We are still slowly increasing in 
number here in the Bethel Church, 
under the blessing of <jod, and we 
hope and pray that a continuation 
of tbosa ble-^sings may atteri'l our 
weak efforts which we hope still to 
m,ake in favor of the good cause. 
Love to the saints. 


Brother's Bruui'iaugh : As church 
news are solicited, I would say that 
we, theorethren off he Kidge District 
are .novin^ along slowly, not many 
accessions. Sinners, like Pliaroah, 
are willing to put it ofl' a day longer. 
Brother Daniel HoUiiiger was with 
us at a school liouse near where I liv6 
and preaclu'd tlirec sm-ci-ssive even- 
ings, and aito nn Sabbath at the Et- 
ter Meeting House. He labored 
faithfully, hope he will be re.varded 
for bis lab(>rs of love and that liie seed 
sown may produi;e a bountiful har- 
vest. We are glad when brethren 
come to preach iur us. Yours in the 
bonds of Christian love. 

David M. FoyLtiSAXuKU. 

PoTTSTOWN. Pa., 1 
Feb. 4th, 1£7;J. / 
Editors of the Pilgrim: We the 
members of the North Coventry 
Church, have liad quite a refreshing 
time. We have been made to sit iu 
heavenly places with Christ Jesus. 
We had a continued meeting of two 
weeks. Bro. J. Myers, D. Iloliinger, 
D. Yountz, S. Zug and others uere 
with us. There were sixteen atlded 
to f;he Church aad several mure are 
expected to join iu with us. May 
the Lord bless the brethren for their 
labors of love. 

Haxxah Hollowi;lsh. 


(1ld,,c of llie bn.le's i.iiicnls, (Elder Hiiii- 
vj Hcrshbciger. I l>y Eld, S, C, Keim on 
F.d.. (ith, 187:i, B,i S.„M c S Z 

i annie Hershbergo,,, of Evcroll, Bedford 
'"'■• l^"- M. W, Keim, 

.)! the undersigned, New Entorprise.Bcd- 
ford Co,, P.. Feb. eth, 1873, Martin V 
Q1.»B and Lyda D, Kensinger, of Dlair 
'-"■' "• S. A, Moore, 

JIILLER-ANDES.-By Iho ...,dcrsi,,„M 
at tin- liouse of the bride's imreiit, *t,°$ 
Cu„ ,\lo., Feb. 8d, 1B78, bro "Sm's, ?" 
aud Ifiss Suannnah Andes, both form , if 
of Rockingham l o„ Va. """'""aerly 

A. J, CoititiiLt, 
SUANC-MYEHS.-Iiy the uuder9i,,„',, 
Feb. 4tb, 187.), Jacob 11, Shank a,Kr''' 
Susan Myers, all of FranWi", c,,^",'],"'" 
6, W, liKl'tKBil 

ISAUM-McCOLLY,— On January 23 1871! 
by Ihe undor.,iigned, nt bis resideuee M. 
L. Bauraand .Miss II. McColly, both „f 
Columbiana CO., Oliio, "' 

Feb, 8, at the bride's parents, in vpeu 
township, by the undersigned, Mr Fraiit 
L. Hestand and Miss Nancy E. Kell» 
both of Columbiana Co,. Ohio. 

JouN A. Clkmknt. 


SNAPP.— Near DeQi-aff, Lo-an Co . Oliio 

.Ian. IU, 187;;. IViei.d Wm." Sunpi,. Jed 

44 years, 11 nios. iind 15 days, 

Disease, Lung lever, leaves a kiud com- 

pauion, sister in the Cliurcb aud six ciiil- 

drcn to mourn their loss. Funeral pieacli- 

«d by the writer aud M. Swoiigur i'rom i 

Cor. lo: 22,23. j p 

ANDKIST — Died o\\ l-W ui, in (olum. 
biauaCo.. Uliio, Knuuu, d:ui.'liifi-ul'JoljQ 
:ind ilagdalena Audrist, ti? Miniiosota, 
while here on a visit with her inotiier 
aged 3 years, 3 mos. iind 1 day. Funeral 
services by the undersigned. 

JouN A. Clemkst. 
SSTAPP. — Also at same plsce, and out of 
same family, Jau. 50, l«7a, Jabez L.,son 
If Wni, aud Mary Snapp, aged 18 years, 
uOmos. and H days. 

Disciisc, Lung fever. Funerul preached 
by the writer and M. Swongur, from 9t)tli 
Pfialm, 9 and ItJlb verses- So wo see, just 
iu one week's lime, lather aud son were ta- 
ken out of one family. Let us tiike warn- 
ing- J. L. Fraxtz. 
5IILLER.— In tliu Cherry Grote Cougre- 
gatiwn, Carroll co . III.. Jan. 2;j, 1878, 
E«Qia JlilltT, »ged I'J yeai-e, 8 mos. and 
.5 days. 

Thus is another one joined to the happy 
tliroujj. She wus a plfasant litUc girl, lov- 
ing an^ loved by all, and especially the 
faaily. She was the youngest and the pet 
of the family. Funeral services by tlie 
brethren, from John 4: 40. 

Kate Eiueluik. 


Leonard Furry 


(J. W. 


Malilcm i' \M\i\y 


.Jfiemiali Kuthermel 


II A Sivitzer 


Haniiali Hollowbash 


lioiij, Brtmtbaiigh 


H H Kind: 


P D Faliriicy 


•Joliu Bruiubuuiili 


Daniel lirtiwer 


Kate K^helniaii 


M/(i. Rosa ypcck 


.S A Moore 


Rebecca J RcynoliU 


D B..l»bau!;l. 


S E iliUer 


ir.-'nry .Siicrlinc, 

I. on 

Elia;* Latsbaw 


•J L Fraiilz 


Lovi Swigart 


.Jat!ob Kiiisel 


M F H Kiiiscl 


-Ji Hepli Dmiiiiire 


Wm A Murray 


.IR Miller 


!•; R J, Uiiw 


-Miitliius Frantz 


C C R' 


W'ni Sacller 


.T Ji Moni'ti 


Moiify List nmaieil uul. 


' The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMESOEEEK.PA.. Feb. 18tl), 1873^ 

f-TT How T<i fi'iitl iiuiiipy.-.All suirisovor 
«l all, shoiilil 1«! »i'"' I'itlior ill a cliPi-k, 
,lraflOT|'"»'"' ""'"I'- 'f "i^itli" of "ifse 
j„„ !,>, olitnined. Imvc tlic Icltci- rcgislFicd. 

j^ \Vni;s MoNKY is sent, alxrays spnrl 
ffitli it till" ii""i° nml n'l'lif '" "f "i"'n "'i" 
..aid it. Write tlio names and ].nst cilTice as 
plainly as possiWe. 

g^ EVEUY subscriber for 187o. gets a 
Pilgrim At'ii/imr Fukk. 


On ia<l Saturdny, Fel.iini v8ih, 
nftcr pa.^fini; tlimilgli » vory liusy 
wick, we ct)iit:liirled to tinyoke our- 
self from ffliiif duty and give tin- 
McVeytowii brethren a short visit, 
it beii'^' the cnnimencfinont of a sc- 
ries of iiiceliiigs to l)u licld at tiiat 

At 3. '20 |i. m . we look nor leave 
ol'llieoflicc, and making the connec- 
tion at nnniing.Uin, arrive 1 at Mc- 
Veylo'.vn a liltlo before sundown. 
Oil leaving tin* cat', we soon learned 
lint brethren J. R. Lane and (.i. 
Hanaw.-ilt were al.«o on the train. It 
so ha)ipeii('d that each got into a dif- 
ferent car witliont the notice of the 
oilier, ufe(.iH'.sc we would not Iiave 
made the point any sooner, but we 
lost llie opportonity of a friendly 
chat ujiicli wo always enjoy. Sonic- 
times luck meets ns.Tt every corner, 
nil it in this case, bro'ber Geo's 
■M.n hail hrnni^ht a sleigh to convey 
liiin hone and in it, we fonnd just 
riii:u;;h room for our iicconimodation, 
anil ill a short lime wo were lanilcd 
at his ii.ini.- wh.ere onr bodily wants 
Were attended to, and then oil' for the 
iiie.tiiii;, wliicli, by the way, was a 
litll" late. When we entered the 
eliiiivli Me 1' ,1111(1 11 la|.j,p audience 
whicli wiisbcin;; piMtilably aildres.sed 
iiy hrotliec .1. H. Lane, who was the 
inly strange minister pre^ient except 
liiose ol'tlic .i.ljoining congregation, 
Lpwistovvn. Bro. Lane delivered I 
'Piitcan interesting d iscou i se, follow- j 
«'l liy Bro. Arehy Vandyke, wh.> 
«l'eal<s with consideralile .■arnesincss ! 
anil power. i 

After service, KIder Hana\valt| 
»"ieluiled to divide the labors niak- i 
'"■i ilircf appointments f„r Sabbath ! 
■'■'"• The other bretlircn were tn j 
'''" llio oiusi.l,, aiipoliifments, and wo 
;•'■■<■ lefilo (ill ,l,e one at the dwirell. 
""•■ariaiigcnients all made, we were 
"'";■•' I" the home of P. S. Mvers, 
'^'"'lent ministen. where we were 
7'"' '"'■'^'' '■"■•• brother Lane was 
"'^0 !»-«ent. Xexi n.orniu,- we re- 
l'"«'ltotlie,hureh with the wei..l t 
"'"-'■'laty h.avilyupon us, bnt"to 
'"S'-eat satisf.ieiion we there met 

our brother U. M. Ilolsinger, who on [subject of prayer, weigh it well and 
accouiitof bail connection arrived too i then with the light which God will 

give, ACT. The time passed so plcas- 

hile for the evening meeting. Of 
course , we waived the position and 
brother Diiniel gave the audience 
iinite a solid sornion, faith being the 
subject. He is not apt in stirring up 
the anitaal feelings, neither is it his 
derise, but deals in evident facts 
whic'h cannot well be gainsayed. We 
fiillowcd wilb such ideas as were at 
command. Afler meeting, we were 
taken to the house of our old brother 
Samuel Myers where we dinetl. His 
family has become quite small, bis 
c.'iildren all being mariied, and have 
left the old homestead e.vcept Reuben, 
who lives in the same house and has 
charge of the farm. Two sons and 
two sous-ill- law are in the ministry, 
one a deacon and the others all mem- 
bers except two. Again next March, 
if they are spared, will be the fiftieth 
year that they have lived together in 
vredlockand have in contemplation, 
a golden weiUling, — except the gold, 
which he thinks is a little loo scarce 
to have it di-played veiy much, — that 
they may be enabled once more be 
fore being gathered to ihe f:itliers,see 
all their children together, which is 
possible as they are all yet living, 
and wliat is retnarkaiilc, he informe<l 
us that in keeping house fifty year?, 
ihcy never had a death in their house' 
We hope the old father and mother 

antly, that before we were aware of 
it, the hour, to go up to the of 
the Lord had arrived, where «c re- 
sorted and enjoyed another very 
pleasant waiting in the Sanctuary. 
We now took leave of the brethren, 
and was taken out to Bro. Abiam 
Myers, also a resident minister, near 
thedepnt, that we might take the p. 
ra. (rain fur home. Here we met Eld. 
Wm. Howe .ind brother and sister 
Shellenberger v/ho had come this far 
on their way t.i meeting. At this 
place we spent our time pleasantlv, 
and we trust profitably. In the even- 
ing we took the train for home but 
remained over night in Huntingdon 

is very liiih. rink (o run if yoa can 
get a brother or sister lo subscribe 
as it is an i»portant of our rc~ 
ligioii lo pay our honest dots, and 
any that refuse to do it have ilenicd 
the faith and are not worthvoftbe 
name. It is true, we have a large 
amount of money standing out, but 
we think it safe, because it is in the 
hands of breihreii. On account of 
our money lists not being very large 
a few of our friends entertained fears 
that our ends might not meet, bnt 
we say, calm your fears, our money 
list is no iude.x to our circulation. 
It IS the result of our liberality and 
the hulk of our money is back yet. 
Because we are liberal should make 
none ungrateful. The more liberality 
we show towards our patrons, the 

for want of connecton— were hospiia- \ more gratefulness should be ex'tend- 
bly entertained in the of our | ed ,„ „3_ ,„ „ig^ ^^m „„p ^^^^^-^^^ ^.^ 

abused. Picise think of these thincs 

brother A. B. BrumbnughM. D.,and 
next morning reached home and 
found all things well. 

The brethren at Spring Run, (Mc- 
Veyiown) intend continuing the 
meeting during the week, and we 
hope tlie result may be a realization 
of their fondest expectations — souls 
converted to God. 


and favor those, especially, who fav- 
or you. 


The great woinler to strangers is, 
how Jaiues Creek can produce such a 

We want a good active agent in ev- 
ery congregation in the brotherhood 
and anywliere else that a periodical 
deiendiug J*rimitive Christianity is 
desired. Any persons wishing to la- iiir us will lie supplied wi'ii an 
Alii.auac, prospectus and sample coji- 
ies free of ctiarge. 2sow is tlie tinie_ 
to work, and there arc hundreds tuat 
would uhiillv r^ad the PlLuntM if the 

red to realize tin 


111 the evening, there were services can contain a priming office with so 
again at the Church, and we led off large a circulation, and in so short a 

with the ability given, followed liy 
1). M. Holsinger. After services we 
were taken to Klder Hanawalt's, in 
ccmpany with D. M. Holsinger, 
where w-e enjoyed ourselfmuch and 
had <[ilile an interesting evening and 
morning entdtainment. IJro. .Jo- 
seph is zealous of his charge and rules 
well, leaving nothing undone that he 
thiiiUs miglit be fiir the advancement 
of the good cause. The move now 
oil ftiot fur the abolishing of the hell 
nnrstfries with wliich our country is 
cursed, is iiy him, receiving due at- 
tention, and he is not ashamed to let 
the brethren and the world know that 
the Church of the "llivthrcn" w a 
temperance Church, and that ho re- 
gards it a sacivd privilege to slay 
the dciiiiin in the bud. Brethren, a 
worth Remember, we oppose Teni- 
peniiice Societies on the basis that 
the Church has it (1//. That is right, 
— our position exactly. The prin- 
ciple is good, very good, but the 
|.raclice, the />rii'::i.,: There is where 
we may commit ourselves Tiic i.-sce 
is before us and we iniisl casi an in- 
fluence for or against. Mako it a 

ponderous mail. They can scarcely be j opporiuiiiiy was olfercd. We have 
made lo believe that ,so small a place : still a goodly niimhcr of back Xo's 

and A'inanacs on hand, so that all 

can be supplied. 


time, but it is a fact and teaches us | 
not to despise the day of small [ 
things. TiiKo the tiny snowball, we | 
commenced from a small center and 
rolled on and on, until our diiaea- 
.sioiis became of such a magnitude ■ 
that we cannot escape observation. [ 
The humble Pilgrim now travels 
the United State.s from center to cir- 
eumference and weekly makes glad 
the hearts of, and still the j 
voice from 
East and West is come. The last I 

Geo. W-j-AIs. 20 c:s, ad §3. 00 
Joii.v -■Vrnold. That will do. 
The name is b.iukcd. 

Jo.VATHAX D.vvis. The I'rLuBiii 
is sent as directd. 

Joa5 Ct'STKii. The money was 
received and credited. Sklj.. Vim can get 
what you want by addre.saiiig I'ou-e 
Bros., Criitn ct Co, York, Pa. Xone 
of the books on haiuU. Covei:. Tlie lette.- cmtaiii- 
the Xurth and South, ling SI. -50 for Jo-epbHalderman was 
not received. We iiave now booked 
I his name and sud the Pii.tiKTM lo 
week has been a . propitious one (or j s^hwenUsvilie, Pa. Is that right V 
u«, adding largely to^our list. -And j J, W. Bi.AUCH. All right now. 
so it will continue, brethren and sis- i Tu-Vi: Biioiis will be sent as scon as 

! another lot arrives. 

D. R. KuEKUA.s-. Your name, 
, , ,, , ^ . with the others, was overleokul 

edged by all to be a great improve- ;_^ j,.,,,,,^,,.,.;,,,,. iVom the old book, 
ment upon those of the past and .-ill Xhey will coiiie right now. W'c have 
that is needed to h-.U'e its circulation on our book Ivlias Karrick. Is this 

, I. 1 . . 1 i-„. ii.:, „,,, ' the on.^ vou mean or i- there aninhci? 

doubled, IS to be seen. !• or this pur- .' 

,, , ... ,. „,,,.,_, „ .lolI.N- BhdttX. Ue look .John and 

pose we will s-.tid, free ot postage, a | ^^ j^_^ ^ jj^_^^^,__^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

number of specitncn copies to iv»y , and sent only one papsr. The last 
and all who wish to labor for us. i letter sent us coniniiiingprstal older 
Otir letmsareso liberal lo such as are I ^n- y:!. 00 ainl the nanies .Jacob 
, Cover and Wni. Lt.ilciibnig «^.is 
honest and ifi« pay as soon as they Lot received. They aie ii..w l.o.,l;.d 
can, that it luakcs it an easy matter „„(l Ji the p.istal or.lcr is lost anollur 
to gather subscribers for us. There j one can be had on applivulion. 

ters, if the proper effort is kept up. 
The Pir.cini.M for 1873 is acknowl- j 




A cilizen of Betifovl counly, Vo., 
)ias just perfoeletl an apparatus to 
melt snov/ and ice on railroail tracks, 
by means of a flame "sufficiently in- 
tense to (iro.^iipe tlie efTect iiislaiita- 
neously.'' According to the plan of 
the inventcir, the flame has lo he shut 
from tlio fore part of ihe engine, ami 
is relied upon lo do its wurk without 
causing; the slightest iropfdiraent to 
the progress of the train. 

"I am glad," said a missionary to 
an Indian chief, "that you do not 
drink whiskey ; but it grieves me to 
find that your people u^e so much of 
it." "Ah, yes," ^aid llie red man, 
and he fixed an iiuprts^iveeyeou tlie 
preaclier, wliich tommunicaled the 
reproof before he uttered it, *"we In^ 
dians use a great deal of whiskey, 
bat we dD not make it." 

The Knehive of Egypt is reported 
to be the richest person in the world, 
Iiis annual income bting $50,000,000. 
He is also the mo;t extensive farmer, 
and does large business as a mer- 
uhaiii, banker, manufactorer aod 
ship builder. 



Coiitaiuiug severul liundred Valu.ible 
Ueceiplslor cooking well at a moderate ex- 
peusi', iiaking D>es, Coloring. Cleaiiiug 
aud Cemeiitiii;;. This book ulao poinls oul 
in plain laiitj-UAgc, Ireo from Doctors' terms 
Uie tliaeasea of mcD, women uinl cliildrtii, 
tind the latest ainl most approved rac;ms 
used Ibr their cure, to wbicii is added a de- 
goripliou of the Medicinal liools and Herbs, 
;md how ttiey arc to bo used in tho cure of 

Tliis is a work of considei'able imporl- 
ancc and we ofler it to our readers as being 
a valuable acct-spion to every household. 
Sent from this olllce to any address, poat^ 
paid, for 2.^ cunts. 


An inipiiry into the Accordnncy of War, 
Willi the I'ruieipk-s of Cfarisliani'ly, and an 
examinu'.iou of the I'liilosophical reasoning 
by whicb it is defended. Willi observa- 
tions on some of the ciiuses of war and on 
some of its effects. JJy Jonathan Dymoud. 
Seat from this ulUce, post paid, for 5U cts. 

Bee Books, Bee Books ! 

On receipt of r,0 eta. I will send by mail 
a valnablt) Bee Book treating on over one 
hundred subjects. No Bee keeper should 
be wiiliout it. li tells just how to make 
bees i)roainblp. jUilian Queen Bees bred 
from imported motliere, each fS.OO. Or- 
derft solicited. Address 

E. .1. WORST, 
Kew Piltsburiih, Wayne co., O. 
Feb 13-41. 

Menno Simon's 

In English, ti-anelatcd fioni tlie original 
Dutch or Holland, giving the whole of the 
Kreat Reformer writin^js on tlie suojcct of 
Baptiwii. Price in full sheep 14.30; by 
mail $-t. 14. 

Address, JOHN F. FUNK A: BHO. 
Klkhart, Ind. 


The comjikfion of tlif Clicsapp:ike and Ohio 
Tnink Line R.iilwav, has opened up t«» thu 
world much of thf fine TIMBER LANDS, 
I.ANDS of W. Va. Now is the time to gel 
cheap Iiomes and invest money with tlie 
prospect of 3 handsome profit. For furtli- 
cr particulars inquire of the undersigned, 
;igcnt for lands lierc. J. S, FLORY. 
Orchard View, Fayette Co., W. Va. 
Jan. 10. 

Trine Immersion. 

A discussion on Trine Immersion, by letter 
between Elder B. F. Jloomaw and Dr. 
J. J. Jackson, tn which is onnexed a 
Treatise on the Lt rd's Supper, and on 
the necessity, cliaracler and evidences of 
the new hiith, also adlalogue on the doc 
trine of non-resistance, by Elder B. F. 
Moomaw. Single copy HO cents. 


A large dumber ol our patrons are receiv- 
ing our books as nrticed below, as premi- 
ums, aud expiess themselves highly pleased 
with them. Others who are not agents, 
have encjuired whether wc keep them for 
sale, We have now made arrangements 
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Life at Uome ; or, The Family and its 
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Hand-book for Home Improvement: com- 
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Man and Woman: Considered in their 
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The RiyU Word in the Right Place. A 
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Hope» and ITelps for the Young of both 
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The Emphatic, Diaglotl ; or The New Tes- 
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Gonneraion of St. Paul. I2mo, fine edition, 
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Man, in Genesis and in Geology ; or, the 
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Self-Culture and Perfection, 1,50 

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Natural Laws of Man, .75 

Hereditary Descent, 1.50 

Combe on Infancy, j 50 

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Children in Health— Disease, 1.7,'j 

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Saving and Wasting, j qq 

Ways of Life— Right Way, i.QO 

Footprints of Life, \ 25 

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\vantl;i» rop. tiih 






1300 PAGES aud 500 ENGRAVINGS. 

Written by 20 KimneiU Authors, including 
John B. Oough, Leon Case. Edward Bow- 
land, Jon. B. Lyman. Bfc. E. Edwin Hall, 
Horace OrefXy, Philip Ripley, Albert Bris- 
bane, F. B. Perkins, eh. 
This work is a complete history of all 
branches sf industry, processes of manufac- 
ture, etc., in all ages. It is a complete en- 
cyclopedia of arts aud manufiictures, aud is 
the most entei-taining and valuable work of 
information on subjects of jjeneral interest 
ever ottered to Ihe public. It is adapted to 
the wants of tho Merchant, JIanntacturcr, 
Slechanic, Farmer, btudeut and Inventor, 
and sells to both old and yoiuig of all class- 
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and is the cheapest book ever sold by sub- 
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The Brethren's Tune and Hymn Book, 
is a compilatiuu of Sacred Music adapted to 
all the hynuis in the Brethren's New Hymn 
Book, it contains over 3')0 pages, printed 
on good paper and neatly bound. We will 
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per copy. 


AStlNIED," BY Ei-Di*;u J. S. Flory. A 
Synopsis of Conteets. An address to the 
reader : The peculiarities that attend this 
type of religion. The feelings there expe- 
rienced not imaginary but real. The key 
that unlocks th(^ wonderful mystery. The 
causes by which feelings are excited. How 
the momentary feelings calIed"Experimeiit 
al religion" are brought about, and then 
concludes by giving that fonn of doctrine as 
taught by Jesus Christ and recorded by his 
faithful witnesses. 

Baptism— Much in Little. 

This work is now ready for distribution, 
and the importance of the subject will speak 
for it a large demand. It is a shoit treatise 
on baptism in tract form intended for gen- 
eral distribution, and is set forth in such a 
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man though a fool, cannot err therein. Ei- 
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Trine Immersion 



BeiiiK :v cullectiou of liisluritMl qiii>t;tlir)nfl 
from modem and ancient autljors, itrovin" 
that a TiiitEic-FOLD Immersion wiis tlie ojily 
metiiod of baptizing ever j)ra»lieed by tlie 
Apostles and tlicir immediate sueeegsors 
Tlic autlior, aner provins Trine Immersion 
to liave been the prevailmu practice, in ban- 
tisra, the flrst 15(0 years of the Christian 
era, commences witli the flftli century, and 
traces a Three-fold Immersion, to williin 3;l 
years nf the apostlo John's death, ami then 
]>rovesit to have been the Apostolic mcllmd 
of baptiyjng, while Single Immersion was 
invented not less than liSO years alter tho 
death of Christ. 

Put up in a neat pamphlet form, with 
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Address, .J. u MOOItIi 

Oct. 22 ^'^'"'"■' L'liampaign Co., 111. 


1870 187., 


Blood Cleanser or Panacea, 

A tonic and purge, for Blood Disp.' . 
Grenl reputation, llany testimonials Man 
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^sk or send for the "Heallh Me.,8cni!cr " 
Use only the '-Panaeta" prepared at Ohi 
cago. Ills,, and by ' 

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Aug. 3-pd. Wiinneaon, tmaUiit Oo., p^ 

New Hymn Books, English, 

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Winter Arrangemeut. 
On and after Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1872, Pas- 
senger trains will arrive aud depart as fol- 

Trains from Hun- Trains from Mt. DaVt 
tingdon South. moving JSorth. 


A. M. r. M. 

lei 40 I 

7 45 

8 00 

8 23 
8 40 

8 45 

9 00 
9 05 

9 15 
9 40 
9 47 
10 05 

10 53 

11 05 
10 40 

P. M. A. M 

H untingdoji, aii4 00 Alt 

Long 8iding 


Pleasant Grove 

M ark les burg 

CoUee Run 

Uougb & Ready 


Fishers Summit 

J Saxton \ 
Piper's Hu.\\ 
Bloody Hun 
Mount Dallas 

i So 

3 4.5 

1) .1.1 

3 22 

.1 07 

:', 00 

3 40 

2 45 

2 35 

2 1.5 

2 0,5 

1 .50 

1 .10 

1 20 

.2 44 

G. F. GAGE. Supt, 


LE 9 25 LE Sa.iton. 4k2 15 »» 

9 40 Coalmont. 2 00 

9 45 Crawford. 155 

AKlOOO AB Dudley l.Kl 45 l.i! 

Bro'd Top t'ity from Dud- I 
ley 2 miles by stage. | 

Time of Fenna. E. E- Trains at Euntingdini 



Hb'g Ac. 24 A. M Tin. Ex. 2 W A. a. 
Mail 3 SO p. .« Pc'f Kx. 7 45 " 

Cin. Ex. 0.5.5 " Mail .5 40 P.M. 

Phil. Ex 1115 " W. Pass. 1152 a. si 

The Weekly Pilgrim. 

Published by J. B. Brumbaugli, * Co. 
Edited by H. B. & Geo. Bruiiitausli 

D. P. .9uyler, Double Pipe Creek, JW 
Leonard Furry, New Enterprise, P»- 
The I'ilgrm is a Christian Periodical. J'' 
votcil to religion and moral reform. " ^^^ 
advocate in the spirit of liiM and '•'""*' ,,, 
princi|)los of true Christianity, l"''"'' °|, „| 
promotion of peace among the P" I -^„ 
God, for the cnconiagement ol "|'^ '^ n^, 
and for the conversion of sinners ■^\'. „° 
lliose things which lend toward .hsui"" 
sectional feelings. 

TE R M S . 

Sngle copy, Book paper, ,[j oO 

Eleven copies, [eleventh lor Ag"- J ^^^^^ 
^ny number above thai at Ihe ««""- 


.laines Creek, 
hantiogdou c-)unly I'"' 




VOL. 4. 


NO. 8 



PEUcrrr-p nv niiiuxrA 3. ukynoi ds. 

SMuug i;ooa sli;Ul ever perish, 

Onlv tlx' f^'""M't s"^l' "'«; 
Tnitli", wliicli men iiud unsds irliensb, 

Floiiiislics etei-iiiilly. 

None nrc wholly God-forsaken, 

All his sacred hiiiisp wear; 
None so lost but should awakun 

111 our heart's a brother's care. 

Not a miiul hut has it^ mission- 
Power of working woe or weal 

So de^iAiled iione's condition, 
But Uie world hi-^ weight iray feel. 

Words of kindness, words of warning. 

Deem not tliou may'st speak in Vftin; 
Kven those thy counsela scominfj, 

Oft shall tlity return again. 

Though the iniod, absorbed in pleasure, 

Hiild the voire of counsel light, 
Yet doth faithful memory Ireaaure 

What at first it seemed to slight. 

Words of kindness wc have spoken. 

May when we have pa^sscd away. 
Ileal, perhaps, some spirit broken, 

Guide a brother led astray. 

Tluis our veT-y thoughts are living, 
Even when we are not here; 

.Toy and consolation ^'iving 
To the friends wlio hold us dear. 

Not an act but is recorded. 
Not a word but has its weight; 

Erery viitue is rewarded, 
Outrage punished, soon or late. 

Lot no being, then, be rated 

As a tiling of little worth; 
Every soul that is created 

Has its part to play on eartb. 


For tlie Pilgrim. 

"Is any sick among you ? let him call for 
iiic eldcre of the church ; and let them pray 
"ver him, anointiog bim with oil iu the 
name of the Loi-d : 

. And the prayer of faith shall save the 
SICK and the Lord shall raise bim up; and if 
ne bave committed sins thev ibull be forgiv- 
«o hmi. James 5 : 14-15. 

l^ear readei-s and fellow- itilgrim, 
'ravelei-i to an endless eternity, iiiid 
more especially to you brethren and 
si^-ters, uud all that naniM the name 
"' <^'lirist, is it not astonishing that 
^'"^'i a plain commanament, uttaclted 
^'tii such great promises, and eii- 
J'"ned Uy Christ, whom all Christian 
l|''ofcssors aclcnowlodge to be tbe 
"^■a<i of the Church, and so emphat- 
'.^^"'y taught by James, one of His 
^«*P:re,Upostles, is so little obscrv- 
''f^nd even by many extinct? Why 
lo . "™""i' associatioiiB have 
8'Slit of this plain cnmmancl, 

'"^^ 'cachers, „„ „.ho,.. thoy en- 

tirely rely, can mystify and spiritu- 
alize any plain commandnaent and 
change it sn to suit their own fancy 
or preconceived notifins, we do not 
eo much womlcr ; but why it is that 
those who with us iielieve in the lit- 
eral observance of all the command- 
ments of the Son of God, do not 
teach and observe it, we can not un- 
derstand ; and, esfiecially, that it is 
so much neglected hy our own fra- 

Brethren and sisters, let us 
examine ourselves in this matter 
whether the fault does not lie with 
us. Do we (each our young mem- 
bers tbe necessity of this wholesome 
ordinance, when we visit our afflict- 
ed and distressed members ? Every 
individual can be a teacher in this 
respeet, but ministers should preach 
it publicly and frequently in their 
solemn ussemblits when tliey meet 
together in the holy Sanctuary. I 
think this part of doctrine is too 
much dispensed with in some locali- 
ties among the Brethren. This ought 
7iot so to be. Can we say with the 
Apostle Paul that we "have not 
shunne<l to declare unto you all the 
counsel of God," if we omit to teach 
that part ? May we so solemnly 
declare that "we ar free from the 
blood of all men" and ueglect this 
point ? Let every one answer for 
himself in the fear of God. I am 
well aware that some conceive the 
i.lea that as lung as the disease is 
not eonsidercl dangerous, or likely 
to prove fatal it is uunececsary to at- 
tend to this injunction. We were 
called once to perform this ordi- 
nance on a dangerously sick sister 
and when «c got tliere she was 
much better and considered convales- 
cent, some prnjtosed to omit it for 
fear if she recovered and would sin 
or commit faults through weakness 
it would not he forgiven her. We 
said it «ns only complying with the 
eo-jimaud of ilie Lord and in so do- 
ing wo are always on the safe side 
and under ihe promise, for perhaps 
as many rerovcr as die ; but this I 
tay wlun this o;dirante is perf.irin- 

e<T, ttie patieni as well as the minis- 
ter that performs it must lie fully 
resigned to the will of the Lord. 
But as r?gar-ls dangerous illne=s to 
he requireti, we have no "thus saith 
the Lord" The ajxistlo does not 
qualify sickness ; he s^ays simply "Is 
any sick amo;ig you." We do not 
know the mind of the Lord ; slight 
diseases, by His will can in a moment 
of time turn fatal, and if no effort is 
made to comply with this command 
an important promise may b; lost, 
lost, yea lost, and that forever. 
Brethren and sisters let us think on 
these things. 

It was ever considered by the 
Brotherhood that the anointing 
should uot be performed more than 
once in one sickness, but if the broth- 
er or sister gets well,as is otteu the 
case, and gets sick again it should be 
done agaiu and as often as they get 
sick it should be rei)ealed, for the 
apostle does not say ho.v often, but 
merely "if any get siek uaioug you." 
But a panicular request on the part 
of the sick must ije male to the eld- 
ers J hence the necessity of teaching 
our members. Unless doing so from 
time to time, young members espe- 
cially, would hd ignomntof this fact 
and we may be chargable for their 
ignorance. The order of anointing 
is laid down in the Brethren's Ency- 
clopedia under the head. Anointing, 
but as some have not access thereto, 
I will give tbe order we observe : 
When we are called on such occa- 
sions, if circumstances permit, we 
lirst sing a suitable hymn, if not, 
we dispcasc with singing; then ex- 
hort briefly and follow with priiyer ; 
then we read James 5th chap, so 
much as accords with the su'ject. 
And it requires two, since He saith 
"Let him cull the elders of the 
church, and let thear pny over him." 
If expedient, brief coaiinents are 
made on thesuhjecf, and efScacy of 
anointing, then if p 'S-ilile, the sick 
is raised iu tlie bed to a sitting pos- 
ture, and the elder brother reaches 
forth iiis ha'id, ihc other lirother 
pinrs the oil upon it w!ii;-h he iiist 

puts upon the head of the sick, and 
thus three times sayiug the 
of the ''postle ; First, TIrou art 
anointed with oil in the name of the 
Lord, "unto tlie strengthening of thy 
faith. Secondly, unto the comforting 
of thy conscience. Thirdly, and un- 
to a full assurance of the remission 
of thy sins ; and then both put 
their hands on the sick, even as is 
done when a brother is onlained and 
pray briefly for the sick member. 
Such an example we have of the 
Savior as we see in Mark G: 13 and 
19 : 18. Brethren also who are not 
ordained may administer it in cases 
of necessity. I am well aware that 
some professors speak lightly and 
even vilify this ordinance because 
the Roman Churcli practice what 
they call, Exti-eme Unction, and 
sometimes even after they are dead. 
But let it be that we have it 
imt from Papal authority ; We have 
learned it from the word of God, and 
and that shall stand though Heaven 
and earth passeth away. Under the 
.Jewish ceremony the Priests were 
anointed with oil and under their 
theecracy kings were also anointed 
with oil ; both orders, first, to »bow 
to themselves their noble station and 
high authority, and, secondly, signi- 
fying to their subjects the same, ai.d 
the indispensible necessity of honor- 
ing and obeying them as Priests and 
Kings. Xow the believers in Christ 
are represented in the- Gospel as a 
So^ul Priesthood— hM\ dignities 
verged in one, Hence, let no follow- 
er of Christ think it beneath his or 
her dignity to have the Holy Anoint 
ing administere<l in case of sickness 
(or the promise is, s<ih'utio>i, nslom- 
tion and pardon. For the prayer of 
faith shall sare the sick, because he 
obeys the Savior through faith, and 
He is the only one that c.\n .sfli-'.'. 
And the Lord shall raise liim up — 
if stricken down with piin, over- 
whelmed in atHielicm, cast down 
with sorrow, the strength of the 
IjOtA will u]>hold him, uud throuab 
his unwavering faith, ohtainibe vio- 
torv over sin, d<-ath and the gr.ive, 
thi-ou-.;h the merits of .lesus Ulirist 
th; Lord. Lt:.).v.\i!:' 1m isiiV. 



r.\ Ki.n. t;i-,o. worst. 

Many more (Mrcunislances might lie 
referred to hut let that suffice, in the 
mouth of (wo or thrtc witnesses shall 
xvery word be establiehed. We will 
reft-r you tfi one case which was not 
a iiatuviii one hnt a miracle wroujiht 
for the benefit of IVlernnd those wilh 
him, which yuu «ii! find in the lOth ' pentance? 
cliapler of iJie Acts of the Apostle, 
the conversion of Cornelius and those 

in the least, and we have nn assurance 
of it in the word of God. He gave it 
to Cornelius for a special purpose,and 
the gospel does not point to any oih- 
L'r cast or the need of any other that 
nny specially should he used, there- 
fore I vvouhl advise to follow strictly 
the prescribed plan laid down. 

For the belter understanding of 
the subject, we will asl;, what i.-i re- 
lict the apostle answer. 
He says repentance towanl God and 
failh in the Lord JesiKs Christ. Again, 

a bf.iutifnl figureof the ressurrectiou ? 
As Clirist was raised from the dead, 
so wealsoslmuld walk in newness of 
life. Peter, perhaps for fear that 
man would tahe a wrong view, was 

f.f his house, who we learn received ■ repentaacc from dead works to serve 
lie Htdy Spirit before bajuism. It | tlic livfng God. This shows a lurn- 
.-ays nothing of the remissions of bis 
.-ins, but we intend to be ctinsistcnt 

ing from, and a turning to, Repent- 

i simple and cieily understood 

l>r we believe i: to be contrary to the [ if we let the apostle ex]daiu it. We 

will now give you a case. Saul start- 
ed from Jerusalem to Damascus to 
perform a work, in the gospel sense 
it would be a dead work, Jcsns met 
im in the way, and said, ".'^aul, why 
nersccutest thou me?" He repenled 
from his rash act, that is, turned from 
his intended work and turned to the 
service of the living God. But there 
was a time intervened between the 
time he turued from and turned to. 
and in tliat time, he was relieved of 
his sins and the wav he was relieved 

nature of Go<l to grant the Holy Spir- 
l! to any that were )et in their sins. 
'I'heref. re from the nature of God lie 
would not give the Holy Spirit, and 
from the nature of the Holy Spirit it I ], 
woidil be impossible to dwell where 
■>]u is, so from this stand point we ap. 
scrt, that he bad received the remis- 
sion of sin before baptism, and to 
prove that his was not God's natural 
\'ay of dealing with the children of 
men. needs only an examination of 
the circumstances pertaining to it. 
I'eter receiving the charge he did 
from his Master, which was, go not 
into the \\ay of tlic Gentiles or any 
<ity (tf the Samaritans enter ye not, 
but go only to the lost sheep of the 
lionse of Israel, and the vision of the 
sheet let down to him from heaven, 
filled with all manner of beasts and 
foivl.s of the air, and the voice, "arise, 
.slay and cat,'' caused him to go with 
the messengers .«eut from Cornelius, 
and after he did go he would not likelv 
i iive baptized iiim if it had not been the demoiiBlialiniis of the Holy ' "?^ 
Spirit wliich caused him to say, "who 
I an torbid water that these should not 
bu Ijipti/ed seein : tdev have reeeivec 
ihe Holy Ghost as well as we." He 
dirl not say to him repent and be bap- 
ti/id for ihe remij-.'iion of vour sins. 
Kurthermore we find that Peter had 
m answer to his brethren when he 
returned, and had to explain to them 
the nature of tlie circnmslances at- 
tending Ids mission which satisfied 
iliem that the (Jeiiliies bad also a 
right to be numbered with the ehil 

he will tell you if you turn to the j are circumcised with the circumcision 
22d chapter of the Acts of the Apos- , made without hands inputting oll'the 

come to walk in ncAuess of life. What j so contrary to the evil nature in mi 

H'l't hatan'a fiirce, which is "Legion" 
gains the ascendency of and the p,,^. 
er over us, so that we are ever ready 
to give heed to his dfviecs rather tlia,, 
to tiie simple truth of the .gospel. Hi, 
very explicit in telling us that it was | has .«o wisely arranged hi?nlan<? thro' 
nor to take away the iilth (;l"the llcsh j liis enuuisnries, that you can be 
but the answer oi a good conscience i eonimodatcd in any mauuer of wi ,' 
toward God by the rcssureutioii of I ship and retain the disposition you 

Jesus Christ." If a few drops or a ' • . . .. 

handful of water would have been us- 
ed only, on such occasions. I'eter 
would not have reminded us of the dan- 
ger of misniidersianding the design of 

Another beautiful ligure wc Ihid 
in ihe cliiMren of Israel passing thro' 
the Red Sea. Before they came to 
tlic Kcd Si'a they refused to woik for 
the Egyptians, but were not out of 

danger of being taken buck into slas 

very again until the sea closed over 

and d-owned the Egy|)tian-'. Then 

the Israelites on this side of the Sta 

could sing the song of deliverance. 

Paul says, "they were all baptized 

nnto Moses in the cloud and in the 

sea. An<.ther illustration may be 

■iipde to show that in the act of bap- 
tism our sins arc remitted. Col. 2 : 

11, 12 wc read, "In whom also ye 

tle.s. Now to ilbislrate, when we 
pent of our sins we turn, we stop com- 
mitting sin, we see that it is not well 
pleasing in the sight of God. Then 
the evil spirit will have nothing to 
do, He will leave, he will not stay 
where he cannot be engaged in doing 
S(uiietliing. We are uoh- not coin- 
mlltiug any sin but look at the fear- 
ful catalogue of sius charged agaiiust 
us from the time we became account- 
nlil now. Will it do merely 
to ask God to i"orgive us? If that 
, will do, wliy need baptism? Why, 
.-ays one, it is an outward sign of an 
inward purification. Cannot God see 
the heart? Who cares what man 
i-ayt-, if God and I are reeonciled. 
Whose business is it? "lie not de- 

body of the sins of the flesh by tlit 
circumcision of Christ. Buried with 
him in baptism wherein also ye arc 
risen witli liim through the laith of 
the operation of God who hath laised 
him from the dead. Circnmcisioa 
means cutting around. Then, by re- 
pentance xve cut amuod our sins or 
deaden them, or crucify them. Then 
after they are crucified they must t)e 
buried before we get them out of our! Hh nni by the door tl, 

way. Buried with Christ in water 
baptism, and leave the dead body in 
the water, but the neVv man which is 
cteuled in rij^liteousuoi^.s unto good 
works, will be resurrected to walk in 
new:. ess of life. "For God so loved 
the world that he gave his only lie- 
gotten Son, th<M whosoever woidd 

was pos.^cssed with before conversion. 
This makes worship such an easy 
task in appearance lliut many bite at 
the bait to their utter condcmnaiioa. 
The motives of these emmisarit-f, are 
many and variou*, t^ome for the love 
of gold an<l home f.u- honor, soniw for 
power, and somt that tliey may gain 
a great name in the world, all under 
the name of religion. Toacconiplisli 
their ends they set up tiieir judgment 
against the plain toslinumy of Jesus 
aud his holy aposlles,setting at naught 
some of the ordinances laid down ami 
substituting traditions of their own 
devices, which arc foreign to the gos- 
pel, and enforcing them upon their 
f.iUowers, promising tlieni salvntion. 
Well did the Savior say, ye have 
made the word of God of no effect 
through your tradition, ye hypocrites 
how can you cscipe the damnaliun 
hell ? 

In conclusion, we would say, ex- 
amine our remarks closely, and com- 
pare tiiem with the general tenor of 
;he gospel and act the part of wisdom, 
tJ)r your eternal destiny depends up- 
on your strict observanco (d' all the 
eoiumandmeuts and ordinances laid 
down in the gospel. The Savior 
says, "I am the way, the truth and 
the Hie and no man cometh to tin' • 
Father but by me, and he that enter- 
le same is u 

cfcivcfi, evil communications corrupt , believe io him shnuM not perish 

good uianners, awdke to rigliteousness 
rnd -in not." Your sin* will not be 
remitt''d until you have an 
lion of the blood of Clirist and He 

dren of God. Paul, in writing to the j ^^-^ wbcsoever doeth the will of my 
Romans tilft chapter, says, '*Ye were 
the servants of sin, bi:t God be thank- 
ed ye have now obeyed from the heart '""-^^ "How shall we that are dead 
iliat f rm of doctrine wddch was de* ! **'" ''^'^" "">' h>nger therein ? Know 
livered you being tlien made free ye i»'t that as mauy of u^ as were 
om n\u ye have heeomc the servants baptizeil into .le-^us Christ were hap 

Father in Heaven the same is my i 
brother aud sister and mother. Paul 



You see, after ohc- ■ '"'zed i»to his death, therefore wc ar 

ivc everlasling life.'' Jidui ."i : JG. 
Tiiat Son snUercd death upon the 

aptiliea- 1 ^'^'^'^ ^'"" ^'^'' >"''''*'"' P*'"" "^ t*»- luimau 
' taniily. While upon the, he 
said, "it is finished," the work of re- 
demption U aceompli.shed. Paul to 
the Hcbrew.'i, says, "a testament is of 
Jbrre after men are dead, olIierwlM' it 
is of no strength at all while the les- 
I talor liveth " Whi.e in life, he was 
I engaged in writing out, or mal< 
; known ihc Will, aud when it was 

thief and a robber." If we enter by 

the door, we will receive the remis» 

sion of our sins and the Revelator 

John, says, "the d'lor is open and no 

man can shut it.'' Although they 

may stand at the door with their wca|t- 

ons of elotpience trying to mystify 

the way, no man need be deceived in 

this enlightened land of ours, neit ler 

will there be excuse for us if vve get 

ticecived, ibr we all have access m, 

aud the free use nf the Gospel— <■»" 

read it for ourselves and clioo^'e l'"' 

I way our iatiier'» trod, Peter, Pa"'. 

j and many n.ore who sealed the testi- 

! mony of Jesus with their blood. :ii(^ 

j examples of faith ibrustowell cnji- 

t sider what they endured having lli'' 

I hope of a blessed immortality beyi'"'! 

"'*5 I the grave. 

finished, he sealed it with his blood,' —--«».-- 

and made it cll'eciive even to iho re-' CuAUITV. — A crust of bread given of our bins by a compliance , t» the pO'Ji' through motives of pi"**' 
therewith, having faith in its merits. I philanthropy, would, in the sight ol 
If it were not tor the emmissarics of! Gi)d, outweigh and sink into insi; 
.satan, it would not be a hard matter ' ^^^I'l^^ ^v^'i the charily of Peabudy, 
to enlighten the minds of men and j o'vc" *i'i*'" no other motive ihan lo 
.;..;. -n ., . t »;* , • i i- ■ i >,-, - i I"'" ^beir feet iuto thc wovs of T'iotv Uceuro llic praise aud approval "1" I'''""' 

lui^m, It wui not U-ueht our ca=e our .oad oi sni there. The rest will | and trutrr, but ti.e law of the Lord is ! .-J. .y An 

dience, ilclivi ranee comes, God's buried with him by baptism into 

.•*l^»rehou.^e is ever foil, he is ready to death."' Into what kind of death? 
pay, but his mann<r (.f doing U to | Getting riil of llie last dregs of polln- 

pay when the wmk Is accomplished, tion am! that long iist of ciimes charg- 

lle has never promised to pay before- ed against us Wu go down into '.he 

hand. U lie should mc proper to water in the luiuie of Je:,us Christ aud 

give any one ihe Holy Spirit belbre are buried bcieath the wave leaving 




• low, the ■ 

i„|il iinil the rough 1 
i',a Sll lli'»li shall SCO the salvation 

III. iUlrl thc! 

;„nka\ .slliill 


,.,,->„.,V vallv slitlll 1" 


1)0 m^i'i'' ■ 

"^^Ur brethren aii.l sister^ 

these livK'S which your unworthy 

,,,tl..r i^'»>^^' 1'"""'"- is,u,t.MuIed 

,-,r tin- 1;<>'>'> «*■ ^'^ '^'''^'■•*^*^^"'^ ^^'* ""^ 

,,„ then, bcfuio yuu give them 


' The Siivior brought a Tu'ht into 

,,,e wnrl'l to enlighten ovtry man 

jl„t eoMH'tii into the world, ntul his 

forcrnnnor Jolm (the lU]^\\^t), was 

u-nt t< 

pri'parf or sho.v llic f'bihii-en [ j„ {i,g worM. 

wliich wiiH to fomo, and it was said 

to tkem that they, with their houses, 

mcn-servaiUs, maid-servants, &c., 

were to k'.^ep the Sabbath holy. Let 

U3 try to make use of this knowledge, 

for if Jesus had brought them re^t, 

he would not have spoken of anotlier 

duy. liiere is thcretbre a rest re- 

n:;iining fnr the people of God, and 

that vest will be ol)t;iined when we 

take the yoke of Jesus u[>on us and 

learn tliat meekness and lowliness of 

heart that was luiinifcst in llim. If 

this ha manifested in u-;, it is a good 

confession and must shine as a liijht the future? 

reside. Is all well ? If not, will you you love tluu ho 
ontinue to live a life that is little, soon will di'iiy 
belter tlian death? Are you so near jwhich will in^^ 
froz^'U that the warm heart of Jesus \ 
pressed to thine own 
I bee? Great God 

ic so deal, whicli fD 

)<} \ entertainmont, 

you away as if an 

o lioiH adho'^iop, nr a venomiiious iii- 

,,, , I frclion ; aud wim run claim exeniji- 

will not melt, I .^^^ from Ihi, Tien after 

Iiilinilc Mercy . ^ ^[,jg mercilci.* :iii-l sure haiiisliin^nt 

y« SympailUZlIlI^ ItlUaur.aUlS Ul me u:', mvu "in-n- "111 

earth, ni;iy wo not ctiramaml thy I abode ami call it I 
symnalhy, all thy love? Has Jeeus | \"' " ''"'""^ .'" "'' 

r\' iheiii'^elvi*.*, in 

of tncil ho'V to prepa- 
„r,l,.rlhiilt.hcy nii-ht sci> h-lii, 
a,„l thc "IcvTling By«teMi" ahovc 
;„„„i„n«Us the way to get to that 
ll-.lil or see the salvation ot Uod. II 
sin whore is the scrilie, where is the 
wise? Hath Goil not niaile (oolish- 
iicsn the wisilom of thi,s world V Why 
is tills? IBecaiiso they most eorao 
,l,.wu to men of low estate, and like 
tlie Enuncll, must iickiunvlc.lge, 
"How can I,exee|itsonio man instruct 
iiu." They cannot see the Kingdom 
ami salvation of God except lliey be 
horu a;!aiu. Now if the "leveling 
system" has lironght us to that light 
ami we coutinne to walk in the light, 
llifii are we his diseiple-s indeed, and 
«,. s!iall know the truth and the 
Irolli shall make ns free. 

If we abide within the limits of 
tills "leveling system," we will be a 
distinct and separate people from 
the world, so that everyliiidy that 
sees us will know that we are the 
lii;ht of the world and the salt of 
the earth. Onr light is not put un- 
der a bushel or under the bed, Imt 
on a eauillesticH so that all that are 
in the house can .see it. 

This is the confession that the 
liord requires of ns, that we should 
not he ashamed of our appearance or 
cuiidiut when it agrees with the pat- 
tern laid down bv the yeri[)tures, so 
tliat we can know each other and he 
known hy the a[ipearance, that the 
world may see the light and glorify 
our Father in Heaven. If we do 
tins, we need no nrivate signs as do 
the sejret societies, bnt our appear- 
ance aud conduct will show to all 
that we are the people of God. li' 
the \vorld wish to know out' signs, 
let them go and search the Scri|it- 
"res, and there they will find all that 
is iieees.~ary for the children of God 
to have. 

Now dear brethren aud sisters, 
lilease bear with your humble serv- 
ant vvhil,. li(. drops u few worihi von- 
"riling the ditrereiitappearancesthat 
lire so prevalent among us. O, let us 
S"- still i;|o3er together so that we 
ran sec eye to eye. Ljt us uow keep 
"1 view, the "leveling system'' while 
hero on onr pilgrimage. The things 
wliieh Moses eimmaiuKd the eliil- 
'''■euuf l.,iael «as a shadow of that 

Now concerning the Sabbath that 
was foreshadowed in the Mosaiac dis- 
pensation, It did not only require 
from the heads of families to sec that 
tile Sabliath was kept holy, but they 
wore made accountable for all that 
were about them. 

We hxve considered the hull and 
now get ut the kernal a little. Our 
commander tells us to walk in new- 
ness of life, and, will it do for us, as 
fathers and mothers, to keep that 
Sabbath or maintain that humility 
on our persons aud forget to examine 
our houses or the adorning that is 
11 them, or our children, that they 

ye concerned hosts of Heaven, ye, a^^ which is rapiUy and daily nciriiig 
i/e. .sympathizing iuhabi'.auts of the lis, then where will we take up our 

' ' ' " '■ home? Then oh, 

cavea. Tt is true, 
.,_ „ ,. , . ; here '^e eujov home, but then we 
lived iornannht? Has He died in i i,^,, j,^^,,^ more enduring snbslaiice. 
vain? Cannot we, hv viewing the j^ j^ p^„3i|j. ,rue, now our joy aud 
past, make amends for the present? , happiness is at home, and onr sweet- 
Are we not to hope better things for est memories are at home ; bnt then 
May we not pray God 1 ^^all we want "a far nnorc exceeding 
- , I and eternal wei"bt ot glory, llieii 

to pvofter mercy and stay vengeance ^ ^,^^,|^ ^i^.^,, , .^^.^ ,,^ ^^-^ 

yet awhile, since there are many that i j.||.j|| 1,^^.^ „„ 
can aid in the great work of reforma- 
tion ■; Can aid '! Yes, but will you '! 
Will you work for .Itsns ? Will you 
live for Hiui who died you? Will 
you reflect upon the past? Or are 
your sins 60 great that you would 
blush to look, aye, to think of them ? 
Can it be that you have held the 
world's pride and lircnliousnesi as 
your idol and God? foul sin, 
what liast thou done for the past ? 
Wilt thou do even more for the fut- 
ure? Friendly alien, we love thee 
too well to have you hug any longer, 
the vain delusion that drove y 

— the grave 
victory, ''but lliaiik- 
be to God who gave us the victory 
through our Lord .Icsiis Christ." 
C. C. Root. 
Mirahilf, Mo. 

Faith. — Living faitii hath life 
through the Holy Spirit which is the 
gift of God. Such faith hath foot- 
marks — it is the incentive to "the 
prayer of faith" .so he that asketli of 
God doeth so without doubt. He that 
obeyetli, "obeyetb ftora tiie heart." 
He that warreth with sin anil Satan, 
fighleth the "light of faith." Would 
we live the life of a Christian, we 

must "live iiy faith." Would we 
are brought up in the ^way that the | from redeeming love. Fall into the , |,|^„jg y,„i jj ,m,si he "by faith." 
Lord would have them, or that our ] ranks of Jesus while laoffered mercy ; y.^^ niakeih a man "alive to God," 
men and maidservants be instrueled j bleeds for you. The Ileaveuly host |,j. ^j^.^.i, ^ lif^ eonsecrale.l to the 
in tie ways of the Lord, and our . is concerned for you. You have re- service of God. His mouth speaketh 
animals thiit we use for our conveni- sisted long, too long. Your service of the goodness of God— his tongue 
ence, do we put anything about them ; is needed, though previously spent praiseth the Lorl of life and glory ,-- 
for a show to the world, or to gratify for satan— spent lor the enemy of all i,;^ eyes look upon "His haudiwi.rji" 
our carnal desires ? As I did not wisli . good, the enemy of all true joy. Be 
lobe lengthy, I only touched the j no longer alarmed at your sins i <• 
points ot^ the subject, hoping that : that they are loo numerous to get rid j L.inl 
what I have said mav he (or our gen- [ of. Christ's greatest i.leasure is in ready to walk the "narrow way, yea, 
Jacdu Steel. saving the worst of sinners, tliaugh [ ti,at one that is "jnstilied by fiiith k 

with radiance and adoraliou. His 
hands open when the causa of ilie 
■alls for help— his feet are 

eral good. 

Ydlow Creek, Pa. 


Oh how drear! Stern Winter art 
thou hero? Hast thou ajipeared and 
with thy chilling blasts put to flight 
the pretty plumed birds; driven in- 
to his hive the working bee and 
chilled to death my most favorite 
flowers? Thou liuit come: thou 
didst not forget thy speedy return. 
Nevertheless, we must welcome thee. 
Thou hast found the weak inhabit- 
ants of a terrestrial globe with 
hearts colder than thou canst make 
them. Thy winds arc cold and fierce. 
Without wood thou hast found the 

they have greived Ilim. 
F. Jl. 


There is not aiiollier term in our 
language so sweet to all as AoHif. 
Heaven, to the saint is as dear a 
word, as sweet a thought, but when 
the sinner thinks of home or hears 
the term, though Heaven, or the 
thought of Heaven may be to him a 
dread, vet even home, O, how sweet 
to him. To ihe truly moral but uu- 
rceneratc,- home is even yet a name 
sweeter, lovelier and freer of re- 
morse than any other. To the sainted 
pilgrim, thc thought of home, the 
"vment of what is here calleil 


drunkard's widow, without bread j ^ ^ 

his children. Oh! God pity the , |„;„,;,^ „, u, hear of home, becomes 
drunkard's widow, pity his children ^ j„„. because only that they savor a 
who cry every day for bread. [ little of that 

O ninii, art not thou ivsharaeil ? h 
Hast thou departed so liir 

from the 
Sun of Uighteousness that shinetli in 
the meridian of glory, that those 
genial rays will never reacl 
() ponder. Think seriously, 
about you. Look upon 

whii^h they call their 

,„■ ill Heaven. IJeuause they bring 

,11 the soul a faint foretaste of their 

■house not made with liamls eternal 

.n the Heavens." liecaiise the word 

you ? ! home is heard, and no sooner is heard 

Look I the echo in the sky, home, iidme. 1 

,d that even the sinner, and 

frozen ' have i 

mor..l iinregeiierate, 

love the 

world. Compare ymirowii heart with the ...-- ,.;,:, ,i,„ 

ren.nndane sphere on which you 1 thought of home, out why is i. that 

a stranger and pilgrim seeking a bet- 
ter country like father Abraham who 
"walked Ijy ftiith,"— that promised 
land is on ahead, the faitliful shall in- 
i herit it. Those who "live by faitli" 
shall conquer through faith, aid 
when they "die by faith" shall seize 
the sulkstancc, and the things "not 
seen .as yet" shall then appear in al! 
their beauty, grandeur and ininien- 
sity.— .7. S. Fl'iri/. 

Bealtifui, Death.— a girl of 
thirteen years, was dying. Lifting 
her eyeslowaid the ceiling, she saiil, 
softly, "Lift me higlier." Her pa- 
rents raised her with the pillow, but 
she faintly said, "No, not that bat 
there," again looking earnestly to- 
ward Heaven, whither licr happy 
soul flew a few •nomenis later. On 
her grave stone Hicse wollls are 
carved .—Jane B.— aged 13, "Lifted 
up higher." How beaulifnl is death 
when toiineete-l with such scenes. — 
£ti;a Warner. 

How seldom can we see all things 
working together for good. Bnt it is 
better discipline lo h'/te 

li. — 


T H E W E E K L Y P I L G II I xM. 


And the desire of all imlioiis shall com». 
Higgai, 2: 7. 

The chapter preceiHot; our text, is 
aiaiuly spent iu reprovin;; the ncsl"- 
gcnce of the Jews, who, being tlis- 
couiaged from time to time, had dt- 
Jayed rebuihling tlie temple, and in 
the uieiintime, ein]»loyed their care 
and cost iu l>niidin{; and adorning 
tlieir own honse^ ; hut at last being 
porduaded tosetabimt the work, they 
met with this discouragement, that 
sneh was ihe poverty of the time that 
ihe second structure would no way 
iorie.>^pond with the maguifii'enceaud 
ejilendnr of the first. In Solomon's 
days ibc nation was wealthy, now it 
was poor ; so that there would be no 
proportion between (ho second and the 
first. To this dircouraiiement, the 
prophet applies the relief, that wtwt- 
evei- was wantin;; in external pump 
and glnry ehould be more than rec- 
ompensed by the presence of Jesus 
Christ in this seeond temple, for "tlie 
desire of uU natii^ns," .=aid he, shall 
C'lQie into it ; wliieh, by the way, may 
give ns this useful lesson, that the 
]ue-enee of Jesus {'Iirist gives a more 
real and excellent glory to places of 
worsliip than any c.xiernal beauty 
whatsocvir we can bojtow upon iheni. 
Our ores like t!ie disciple.*, are apt to 
he dazzled with the gotidly slones of 
the lem]ile, and in (he meantime to 
neglect and ovcrluok that which gives 
i". the greatest lumor and beauty. 

In these words we have both a de- 
•i-ripiion of Chritt and an index 
)">iniing at the lime of his incarna- 
tion H- is called "the desire of all 
iiations," and the time of his ciuniug 
i:i Ihe flesh is plainly intimated tu be 
whilst the second temple should be 
standing, liere ll en we find just cause 
t.j bcmojin the blindne.-s that, i^ hap- 
pened to the Jews, who, ovuiug the 
trutli oJ this prophtey, and uot able 
to deny the chstrnclion of the accond 
lemple mony hundred ycais sinc'P.yot 
will nu' be persuadcil to acknowledge 
the incarnali'^n of the true Messiah. 

Christ was lo come into the world 
i'.i the time of the second temple, and 
alter grevious concussions and rcvo- 
luiioiis whicli were to make way fir 
his coming ; for so the prophet here 
spraks, "I will shake all nations, and 
tlie desire of all nations ^hall come," 
lo wliich the apestle alludes. Heb.r2: 
'Hi. applying this prophecy to Jesus 
Christ, here called "the desire of all 

Tha desires of God's people in all 
r.ingdom.>, fiud auiong all nations of 
ihc earth, are, and shall be drawn out 
:tiid fixed upon the Ijord Jesus Christ. 
Christ is not given to any one nation 
iu the world, but iulendcd to be God's 
sidvation to the ends uf the earth. 
"Th'jrc is neither Greek nor Jew, 
llarharian or Seytliiau, boud uorfree, 
b'lt Christ i:- :ill and iu all."' Col. Z : 

11. In the explication of this point 
two things must iu([uired into ; why 
Christ is called the desire of all na- 
tions, and upon what account tiie peo- 
ple of God. in all nations, desire him. 

Isr. That God the Father has ap-- 
pointed him as a remedy lor the sins i 
and miseries cf his people in all parts j 
of the \voi-ld. If God had not ap- 1 
pointed him for, he could not be de- I 
sired bv all natitms, and herein the I 
grace ofGod lulmiraoly shines forth ■ 
in the frcene&s of it, t'lat even the j 
most barbarous nations are uot exclu- | 
ded from the benelils of redemption 
by Christ. This is what the apostle i 
admires, that Christ should be 'preach- 
ed unto the Gentiles." 1 Tim. 3 : 16. 
To a jieople who seemed to be lost in ; 
the darkness of idolatry. "Ask of me 
and I shall give thee the heathen for 
thine inheritance and the uttermost 
parts of the earth forthy possession,'*, 
Psa. 2:8. 

2ud. Christ, the desire of all na- , 
tions, plainly indicates the sufQcIeucy 
there is in him to supply the wants 
of I he whole world. As the sun in 
the heavens suffices all nations for 
light and iniiuence, so Joes the Son of 
righteousness suffice for the redemp- 
tion, justification, sanctification and 
salvation of the people ol God a'l over 
the world. "Look unto me and be 
ye saved, all the c:ids of the earth." 
Isa. 45 : 22. 

3rd. It implies the reality of God- 
liness, it shows that religinu is no 
faiiey, as the athcistital world would 
pursuade us ; f(tr this appears in the 
uniform effects of it upon the hearts 
of all men, in all nations of the world 
tliat arc truly religious, all their de- 
sires, like so many needles touched by 
one and the same loadstone, move to- 
wards Jesus Christ, Were it possi- 
ble for the pfO[)Ic of Gml of all na- 
tion*, kindred and languages in tiie 
wtnld to meet in (me place, and there 
cumparc the dcires and workings of 
their hearts, as face answers to face 
in a glass, so would iheir desires after 
Christ answf-r to each other. All 
liearts work after ium in the same 
nmnner; what one says, all say. These 
are my troubles and burdens, these 
ray wauls and miseries, these my de- 
sires and iVars, one and the same spir- 
it works in all believers throughout 
the world, whi-jh could never be if 
religion were but a fancy as some calf 

Chri'it, the desire of all nations, 
implies the vast extent of his king- 
clom iu the world out of every uation 
under heaven some shall be brought 
to, and to heaven by him ; and 
though the numlier ui' God's pijopli-j 
compared with the multitudes of tlie 
uiigoilly iu all nations, be but a rem- 
nunt, a little flock, and in that com- 
puiative ^ense ther.- aie few that shall 
be saved ; yet considered absolutely 
and in thcmseive^, they are a vast 

multitude which no man can number. 
"Jfanv shall come from the east and 
from the west, and shall sit down 
with Abraham, Isaac and J-^'.cob, in 
tlie kingdom of heaven." In order 
to this, the gospel like the sun in the 
heavens encircles the world. It aro?e 
in tlie east and takes its course tow- 
ards the western world; rising by 
degrees upon the remote idolatrous 
nations of the earth ; out of all which 
a number is to be saved. Even 
"Etiiiopia shall stretch out her hand? 
unto God.'' Psa. 68: 31. And tiiis 
consideration sliould move us to pray 
earnestly for the poor litalhen who 
yet sit in darkness and tlie shadow of 
death. There is yet hope for them, 
we are to inquire upon what aeeounl 
Christ becomes the desire of all na- 
tions; yet he is the desire of all the 
paople of God dispersed and scattered 
among those natlims. When God 
touches their hearts with the of 
sin and misery,Chnst,and none other, 
is desiiable and necessary in the eyes 
of such persons. They are all by na- 
ture under condemualion, Kom. 5 ; 
16, 18, under tne curse of the law ; 
against which nothing is fouml iu 
licavou or earth able to relieve their 
consciences hut the atoning blood, the 
pure and perfect righteousness ai" the 
Lord Jesus, and hence it Is that Christ 
becomes so desirable in the eyes of 
poor sinners all the world over, when 
the liglit of the jjuspel shall shine up- 
on the nations, they shall see that by 
reason of sin tiiey are all barred out 
of heaven, and none but Christ can 
open an entrance ibr I hem into the 
kingdom of God ; that no luan com- 
eth to tlie Father but by him, John 
14 : G. Neither is there any name 
under heaven givenamong men where- 
by ihcy must be taved, but thenaiuc 
of Christ, Acts 4; 12, and this will 
make the Lord Jasus incomparaUy 
desirable in their eyes. 

7o /)« Continued, 

Universlism ia a Natahell- 

surd spectacle of ropes 'A\\i\ life pre- 
servers thrown, at an immeiiso e.^s 
pensetoaman .vho is on dry lauj 
and in no danger of being drowuecl '' 

Religious Mews. 

Illinois. — The Journal of the I|. 
linois Convention for 1872, rciiorls' 
Jiaptisms — infants, 1,073; ailults 
183 ; total, 1,256. Communicants 
5,410. Conlirmiitinns, G71. M„. 
riages, 4:i2. Burials, 538. Sunday 
scliool teaciier.s, 787 ; scliolars, 017 

The Old Catholics lately htld a 
conferenec at Otton, Sn-iizerlaml 
which wu,s ntteudttl tty ISOdeleirates 
and a congregation of 3,000. I'rof. 
Reinken-<, from Gerniany, |irejclieil 
conslautly both in G;itliolic and Prot- 
estant churches. 

"I am u Universalist," .-iiiid (I. Jv. 
boaatiugly, "ami you orthodox are 
not fair in saying that our sysicm is 
incimwisient witii reason." "1 will 
prove the irrational ity of your sybtcni," 
said his friend. 'You believe tljat i 
Christ died to save all men ''." "Yes, 
I do," "And you don't believe there 
is a hell?" "Xo, I do not." "You 
don't believe there is ajiy imnishment ] 
hereafter V" "Xo, I do not ; men 
are punished for their sins in this j 
life." "Well, now let us put your' 
'rational system' together. It amounts j 
to just this, that Christ the [Savior 
(lied lo savo all men from nothin" at 
all. Not from hell, because accord- ! 
iug to you, there is none. Xot I'rom 
punishment in the future stale of be- 
ing, ior he receives his whole punish- 
ment in this life. Yoiirt is llie ab- 

Sextox and Pkeacher.— The es- 
j)enses of Plymouth Church for the 
last year amounted lo nearly $11,000 
and were distributed as follows: Sal- 
ary of pastor, H. \V. Eeeeher, 820,- 
000 ; assistant, Eev. S. B. Ilallidav, 
§3,000 ; first sexton, §3,500 ; seeoml 
§1,200 , music, §8,000 ; current ex- 
penses, §7,000 ; insurance, g.jOO ; 
Plymouth Library, §700. 


— Though but twenty years since 
Congregationalism haii existeuee in 
Chicago seperiite from Presbyterian'' 
ism, there are now in Chicago nine- 
teen Congregalii.nal churches. 

One Fifth of all the Lutheran 
ministers in the United (slates are 
fniud in Pennsylvania, ot whom 35, 
reside iti Piiiladeiiihia, 22 in York 
county, and Adams, Allegheny and 
Berks have each 20. Xine coimlits 
have no Lutheran ministers. 

The Vhridiaii. .■standard reports 
the following aaessions to the Chris- 
tian Church for last week: Pci;nsyl- 
vania, 4; West Virginia, 3; Ohio, 
70; Indiana, 9; Illinois, 3; loiva, 
IS; Mis.-ouri,4; Tt'Xis,7; ICuglaiKl, 
15— total, 133. 

The iMouMoNK.— The niovenicnls 
of the United States troops toward 
Utah ia the absorbing topic of in"'"'- 
est in Salt Lake City. 'I'"e jAr»-' 
(Mormon), says that devoted Mor- 
mons "will welcome this opportmuly 
to prove I'ailhlul even unto death. 

The expulsion of a Methodist raia- 
i»ter for getting up a lottery fur '"^ 
church is a good thing. ^'"^ 
leaders of all Christian churches w 
derstan.l that a ratile or lottery i" " 
chuieh fair is an oifencc against g""" 
morals and pnnisluiblc under the hm'S 
of the State. 


Youth's Departraeirt. 

ruwi! myHillJ. thy loiisue, 
,', noovilwoni pass o nr ll, 
li'e llle^v3lcll''fl™'l''^'''^"'■''"• 
■'rl,»l il sneak no wrnn;; ! 
Guard, my chiUl, tli; tonsuc 

Gmid, my child, thine oyos; 

p „j„,T is not wi««: . 

Lti tl.™ lonk on what IS nght; 

From all evil t«rn then- sight: 

Prvine is not wise. 

Guard, my child, tliinc eyes. 

Oiard. my child, thine ear, 
Wlolicd Avnrds will sear. 
Lei no evil word come in 
That may cause the soul to sin; 
Wicked words Trill sear. 
Guard, my child, thine ear. 

Ear. and eye, and tonxuo. 
Guard wliiie thou art young; 
For, alas 1 these husy three 
ran unruly members be. 
Guard while thuu net young, 
liar, and eye, anil tongue! 



Rosa's work wuh fjl done ; lier 
Icsiions all loarne'l, and slie hail eone 
out on llic steps of liei- (iither'8 Inrge 
liousc to play, wlien a ralher roar.«e 
lookini; boy came along carrying 
souieiliing tiiiiler his arm which 
proved to lio :i rage t^nntaining a hird 
of very lioailtitul pltlinagc. When 
be saw Ursa he 9toj)pod, and Rosa 
looking up at him said : 
"Wiiai Uindofn hi.d is tliat?'' 

■'A gdliicn ])lK'a>aut," replied the 
boy, setting the cage down ^vhere 
Ii».8a conld see it, Siic exclaimed, 
clapping liet hands : 

"0, my, hiii\ hcaiitifnl ! I wisli it 
was mine !" 

Tile hrjy steppcil nearer, and said 
in almost a whisper : 

'■You may have it fiir two dollars. 
The cage nist rnorn tlian that." 

"<), deal I haven't got any money," 
iciilie.l Rosa. 

"Perhaps you call liorrow it," said 
Ibeboy, looliiiig disappointed. 

"I du.i t ihiidv I can, papa and 
"himnia have holh gone ont, lint they 
never give nu, more than my weekly 
allowance anyway. O, porliaps Jane 
"ill lend it to me," said, sud- 
tleuly hrighteniug np. "She has got 
•«»'e, I know. Will you wait till I 
run ami seelier?" 

'^^'ies,"si,l,i tlic hoy, sitiingdortii, 
ifyon will hecpiicli." 

^osa ran into the hilehen hut 
''»ne was „oi ii.c,^,^ «, ninidng up 
*'«'fs, she hunted through all the 
'"'"IS, and ihen down stairs again 
" sl'e eamc to the sitting room, 
"'";■= -ilie saw her uneie (Joorge's 
P»^ket-l,„ok lyi„. o„ ,1,0 stand half 

St T " '"' "'■ ''■"^ '" '■'"'" 
still 1 I ' * "">'"<•"' Kui^'i stood 
over ° '"''. ™J trembling all 

' ' s'le thought, "If nnele Ccorov 


were only here. He'd lead it to rae, 
I know." 

A secret voice seeinc 1 to whisper 
in her ear, -'Take it Hosa, Take it ! 
uncle George will never miss it." 

Then stepping up to the stand Ro- 
sa pnlleil ont a two dollar hill. After 
this she stole down stairs looking in 
every direction to see if any one vva.s 
watching her. 

'■Did you get it," asked the boy, 
as Rosa <!ame out on the steps. 

"Yes," said Rosa, looking guilty 
aud handing him the bill. She then 
look tiic bird and went into the house. 
When all of a sudden a great diffi- 
culty arose in her mind, and she 
thonghl : 

■'O! what shall I tell mamma if 
she asks where I got the bird." Then 
a th. Might suddenly struck her, "I'll 
say Laura .lay gave it to me." 

Laura Jay was a little girl who 
often came to see Rosa, and who 
live<l ten or twelve blocks away. 

When the family came home they 
were very much pleased with the 
bird, and of course believed Rosa's 
story, but when nuele George came 
Rosa's heart seemed to st.and still.^ 

But uncle George quickly walked 
to (he stand j picked y\\k his pocket 
book, jint it in his pocket and re- 
marked: "Ilnw careless of me, I 
thought some one had picked mv 

That night Resa couM not sav her 
prayers. Fiu" she knew she had sto- 
len, aud then told a wilful lie to 
conceal it, so .she went to bed aud 
left them half finished. 

But she conld not master courage 
enough to tell how foolish she had 
been, and so kept ibe guilty secret, 
which weighed so heavily en her 
mind and heart. 

In the afternoon she again took the 
bird nut <in the steps to let it get 
fresh air, where a small crowd of lit- 
tle children soon gathered around to 
gaze at its beautiful plumage, when 
a policeman sauntering by stopped. 

"H(^" suiil he, "This is the very 
bird, let's look at this cage littlegirl." 

Whereupon he lifierl the cage and 
found the name of Ida AVilder writ^ 
ten upon the bottom. 

"Yes, this is i(, here is her name. 
I say. little girl, where did you get 

■'1 bought ilof a boy for two dol- 
lars," sui'i Rosa, trembling, and very 
miK^h scared. 

"Von bought it for two (dollars, 
yes a very likely story, such a bird 
and cage as that lor two dollars, you 
stole it," and the policeuiaii took hulil 
of her. 

-III,..] tlicu uneie (leorgi' came out. 

'■What's this fuss here, policeman, 
let that little girl alone." 

"This bird has been stolen," said 
the oltieer of the law, "and it's my 
business to see about it." 

Aud lloiii was obliged to explain 

all, which she did with many tears 
and much tribulation. She was not 
taken to jail, but herpunishment was 
great, and thus uncle George thought, 
aud so did her mamma for that 
night she helped Rosa to .say her 
lirayers, aud gave her words of coun- 
sel which were never foi^golien. 

And let all my young readers take 
warning from Rosa's experience, and 
never steal to gratify a passiug de- 
sire, and never tell a lie for it is sure 
to become a burden to your con- 
science, even if it is not found out, 
you are left in shame. — BrirjU Side. 


"Oh, Laura, just see what I,ve 

Laura stopped running, and came 
hack to the place where Elfie was 
standing and looking at a flower bor- 

"What's the matter? What have 
you been doing?" said she. 

"Why I've broken one of these 
lovely lilies that father wante.l to 
keep till Aunt Marion comes. As I 
was running past here, I went too 
Dear this side of the path, and my caught and broke the stem. 
Ju^t look at it." 

"Oh, what a pity ! What will your 
father say'? Do you think he'll scold 
you ?'" 

"I don't know. What shall I do 
about it?" 

Laura tliou^ht a moment, and 
then said — 

"I'll tell you ! I've got a capital 
plan. Lets go and let Towscr out ol" 
the house, and then come back here, 
and he will be sure to follow us, Ai\d 
then we can say he broke it." 

"Why, Laura Graham, that would 
be telling a dreadful falsehood, and I 
won't do it." 

"But what will you say if your 
father asks who did it?" 

Eflie looked at Laura aud then at 
the brokou lily. A bright thought 
seemed to strike lier, aud she said, 
"I"m goln^ right to liither to tell him 
just how it was,"' aud she walked off 
very fast, as if slie were afraid her 
courage wotihl give out, while Laura 
followed slowly. 

They found Mr. Neville in the 
libraiy, reading the newspaper, aud 
Effie walked np to him and stood by 
his chair, waiting for him to look up. 
Presently he said, "Well Ertie?" 
Then she tolil liiai all about it, 
without trying to wtcu-se herself. Her 
father waited lor her to finish; then 
drawing her lo him and kissing her, 
told her he had seen the whole from 
a window, and watched to sec what 
she would do, and as she had been 
truthful, and co.oe aud confessed her 
fault, he would gladly forgive iier. — 
Bright Side 


A RfporUir in wanted from enerv Church 
tnUie (trothtrhoodto sf.nd u» Churr.h twm*. 
Obituaries, AnnouneemeatJi or anything thai 
will he of general intere»t. To inmire inser- 
tion, l/i^ writers TUX me mu»t 'ffompany auh 
commu)wu:ion. Our inoitation it not per- 
eonal but general—pUaneutpond In our eaU. 


Brother Pilgrim : — .M^ny days 
have come and gone since my mind 
and j)en, as co workers to^^ether, have 
been engaged in speaking to yoo, 
through tiiis medium, fearing moat 
of all that when I come to yon, as 
my custom is, I may nut bring food 
for the soul, and ag:iin, thai I may 
he ibuod burdensome to our editors, 
and an intruder in thecoluaios of the 
PiL(JBlsl, by filling space that might 
be devoted to a belter purpose. But 
"as there is a lime fur ail things un- 
der the sun," I will try my hand to 
the work, and if 1 have not the 
wherewith lo polish my ideas as I 
go, just taUe them as you lind them. 
I will now proceed, and say v/ith 
one of old, "Few and evil have been 
my days.'' Tiiere is noiliing that I 
can g:iliier from my experience since 
1 have enlisted in the army, tiiat 
would be of interest, hut my mind 
runs back to my early childhood 
days. The recollection of those days 
come to me as days not long parsed. 
I very well remember the first prayer 
I ottered to our Heavenly Father. 
As a genera! thing, those who pray 
to Gud very young have been taught 
su by Christian pireuts. Whether 
this be right ()r nor I have my ideas. 
We caunot read in tlie Bible of chil- 
dren ijciui^ commanded to [>ray. I 
think ihey .^^Iiould be taught the prin- 
ciples of Chrisiiauity as soon as they 
become able to know g(»od trom evil. 
To learn the iillle one lo pray befnre 
they have the knowledge they should 
liave, seems to me like plucking fruit 
from iis motlier stem before it be- 
becomes ripe. There can be no pos- 
itive benefit derived from it. Before 
I attained to this knowledge, I was 
iinderthe protecting care of Christian 
parents. They knew my wauU, and 
my tit'Slres weiv lo theai. As ic- 
gards a spiritual lil'^ I knew notidiig. 
As to temporal things, my parents 
supplied my wants. And as soon as 
I became spiritual minded, tiien I 
must look to a higher or spiritual 
power. As in temporal tilings I iiad 
a resource, my eartldy parents, so in 
spiritual things, 1 must look to u;y 
Heavenly Father. His spirit striv- 
ing witii me, made me /eel the need 
of praver, autl the tirst striving, 1 am 
made to believe, had the tlfcet of 
ie;iding me lo eommnnewitli Gud in 

I secret. This was my lirst prayer. 

1 i coutiuued my secret, devotion.*, lor a 
nuiubir of years. This brought mo 
to the studying of trie t^criptd-ea. 



The Biblo was ray favorite book. Xo 
otiior book \va« half s.) intcTosting. I 
have oftiroes thonsht. how jiurc ray 
thoiii;bls were iheii. TIutc was no 
unbelief, no doubts, no thoughts to 
disturb my niiEul, but by anil by a 
change .'amc, lime was wafting me 
down, — a little wrong here an<l a 
little there. I began to got uneasy. 
1 neeileil something and prayed ear- 
nestly. I now began to learn that 
my parents eould not sujipiy all my 
wants. I .was growing more anil 
spiritual minded, but my wants still 
uusupplied led me to .■^eek God in 
prayer. Tlic eil'oct of prayer bid me 
read the Word, and it led me to be- 
come a child of Goil by adoption, by 
complying with the renniremenis of 
the atouemeat. As my parents be- 
eatne deail to mo. so fur as my s])ir- 
itiial wants were coiiceroe.l, I began 
to stray from my Father's house, I 
was now led to return and be adopted 
into the family of GoJ, Now began 
the war'ure, such as mortals have to 
tight. I, having set my feefiiome- 
ward bound,"' the devil no iloubt saw 
that I was making for the "stiaight 
and narrow way," anil eoinmanded a 
halt, ami began lorea?nn and promise 
me many things upon which I eonld 
feast. As I was not so easily taken 
into his service in this, he strikes at 
my weaker points. As my nature to be very backward, (and is not 
very much ebauge.l yet) lie tries his 
liauil liere, and to my knowUdgs 1 
never iiaviug licnrd tiie Brethren ex- 
jjlain liow ajjplieuits were received, 
this cinseil a ftfaml still, I not hav- 
ing energy stdficient lo m:d<o nty 
wants known, thitdiing ])roltabIy it 
wonlil be my duty :o explain what 1 
believed and how 1 Iclt, t^c, anil my 
courage failed me. O, ill jii^t had 
kr.o.vM that the eliurch was of such 
a lovely nature, and how weieome 
I would have been, my heart would 
have beeu given wholly lo the Lord 
luueli suouer tluiu it was. Here 
niinis*.er8 may gather an item that 
may be improved. Thtse things 
caused me much tiuuble, Itnt still I 
Irusleil in my Ileaveidy Father, I 
prated and I wept, ttut ah, how soon 
was 1 changed, lor at a certain time, 
as i was returning Irom prayer, wheie 
X was holiling sweet couimuuion with 
God, my mitld chaiged, liulnotasi 
hear sometimes at prayer-meeliugs, 
where tile forgiveness of sins and 
peace tu the tiurdened soul is found, 
but I was changed from a praying 
boy to an iulidel. 0, sad to tell, 1 
who never d ulued iu the existence 
of a (Jod, a Savior and a future life, 
was now a tlisljeliever. I-)oubts be- 
gan to arise in i:iy niiiul wheliicr 
there was any such thing as a bere- 
afier, O, how gloomy was my soul ! 
The twelve mouths uiuler which I 
labored iu this condition, all seemed 
darkness and gloom Ijcyond ilie tomb. 
There .was no light to my benighted 
mind, if I then slionid iiave taken a 
leap into the dark. I prayed, but all 
audi ])rayers were not ^uch as Com- 
eth from the heart. What to do I 
knew not. I atlei:ileil preaching, 
but there was not the place lor ine. 
Thero I heard of death, O, must I 
die and go where no living never 
eoine, in the cidd and silent tomb? 
I>ut 1 believe in all this there was a 
hand unseen lo nic. The spirit of 
God left the house, but it was no^ 

swept and garnished. The devil see- 
ing the vacated, enters in for 
the spoil. For a little while, liod is 
dethroned, angels weep, devils laugh, 
and I am mane to tremble. I wept, 
I mourned. As a mother weeps for 
lier little babe thit is lost to her, so [ 
mourned niv condition. Thank God 
mv Uedeeraer was living. He knew 
the eruptions of ray heart. He pitied 
my condition. As the angry waves 
of the ocean arise with foaming mad- 
ness, when the hissing wind, with 
fury disturbs its peace, so was I com- 
paratively speaking. I was Itnrled 
into the oceau of despair, where the 
angry waves lashed my frail bark, 
but there was a power wdiich once 1 
calmed the turbid water away back 
in the laud of Judah, that spoke 
peace to mv troubled soul ; "peace be 
SI ill," was heard in an hour of great 
need. I reasoned with myself of the 
erealinu of all things, and came to 
the eiuiclnsion that there must be a 
creative power, ^yllo created God? 
and tliiis I began to speculate, when 
there was "a still small voice''seemed 
to whisper in my ear, "And who 
created that principle of unbelief in 
thy heart?" Get the? hence salan, 
thou savorest not tlie things that be 
of God, but of men. Old satan, I 
never as much as thongbt of him 
while in the arms of liis power. He 
could infuse into my heart the thol's 
nf a disbelief in God, but ui.t once 
did he let me rca.«(m whether there 
wasa devil. .Inst as soon as I thought 
of mv mind being changed to iruhe- 
lief without any reason on my })art, 
that soon was my eyes opened so that 
I might behold the devil in Ida 
masked form. 

This end-i my experience prior to 
my conversion, and heie it shall ei:d 
Willi you. But I could speak of the 
time wdien my sins were pardoned, 
or rather, when I began to feel the 
burden of sin removed, and elTeets of 
religion. I might till many more 
sheets, but will not now, at some oth- 
er time you will hear from 

One Who Knows. 

Dear Piftfiim: — I was at church 
to djiy and heard an interesting ser- 
inou delivered by Eld. John Wise. 
Xo doubt, his w'ords touched many 
hearts with a sense of the duty they 
owe 10 God. As we sang the last 
stanza of the 923d hymn in the 
Brethren's Hymnbook, a-sweet dream 
came to mind wdiicli I dieamcd last 
night of my sister, who died a year 
ago. I dreamed I saw her, shook 
hands with her, kissed her and eoii-. 
versed with her. It was a llappy 
uioetiug after being separated one 
year. But I soou awoke and found 
that it was only a dream. Oh read 
erifthe dream of meeting death 
divided friends is sweet, what must 
the reality of it be. Let us take 
fredi courage and lay aside every 
weight and the sin which doth so 
easily beset us and run with patience 
the race set before us, looking unto 
Jesm the author and finisher of our 
faith. Let us put on the whole ar- 
mor of God that we may overcome 
all evil. Then soon we will reish 
that liajipy shore where death - 

divided friends at last shall meet to 
part no more. There will be no 
more death, neither sorrow nor cry- 
ing nor pain, but God will wipe 
awav all tears from their eyes. There 
the wicked cease from troubling and 
the weary are at rest. Then will 
we realize the following precious ^ 
promises as they are only unto him 
that ovcroomelh. 

"To him that ovcicomelh will I 
give to cat of the iro^ of life which 
is iu the midst of the iiaradise of 
God." Rev. 2:7. "He lliat over 
coineth shall not be hurt of the sec- 
ond death." Kev. '2:11. 'To him 
that overcometh will I give lo eat 
of the hidden manna and will give 
him a w bile stone and iu tiie stouo 
a new name wiit'.en which no man 
knowetb .saving he that reel veih it." 
Rev. 2:17. "And be that over- 
comelh and keepelh my words unto 
the end, to him will I give power 
over the nations. And he shill rule 
them witli a rod of iron ; as the ves- 
sels of a potter shall they be broken 
to sluvers even as I received of my 
Father. And I will give him the 
morning star." Rev. 2 : 2C. "He that 
overcometh the same shall be cloth- 
ed iu while raiment ami I will not 
blot out his name from the Boid< of 
Life, but I will confess his nime be- 
fore mv Father and before His an- 
gels.'" Rev. 3:5. "Hiin that over 
comelh will I make a pillar iu the 
temple of my God arul he shall ^o 
no more out and and I will write 
upon him the name of my G0(1 and 
the name of the city of my God 
whifb is new .Jerusalem whicli com- 
elh down out ot Heaven from my 
God and will write upon him rny 
new name." Rev. 3:12 "To him 
that overcometh will I grant lo sit 
with me on ray throne even as I also 
overcame and am. set down with my 
Father on His throne." Rev. 3:21. 
Thtse, brethren aud sisters, are 
glorious promises, and sliould be a 
happy Consolation to every re.;en 'rat- 
ed soul. Ha.s-sah E. S.MITII. 
Tcnmile Village. Pa., Mich., 1 
Fi2B. 1873 ; 

Dear Editors, brelhen and sisters 
in the Lord: — -Inasmuch as we love 
to read the chur.-h news, and bear 
from the did'ereut arms of the church 
j how tlie Lord is prospering them, 
we have thought it woul I not be out 
of place to drop you a few lines in- 
forming you of our progression in 
our Masters cause We have had a 
series of meetings here in our school 
house, conducted by our elder and 
worthy brother F. P. Loehr and 
brother M. T. Baer, and assisted for 
a few evenings, by brother I'eter 
Wrightsman, M. D. of South Beinl 

Our meeting w^as largely attended 
and with good order, and all seemed 

to be edified. After the close of t| 
ten o' clock services on Sunday w° 
went to the water, aud five were i 
ducted through the holy rileofbm 
tism into the Church, aud one ivetl- 
froin that time, after the close i.rnii|. 
meetings, six more souls manifest' 
ed to the world their humble inte« 
tions, by being b.tplizeil in lo Christ" 
May ihe good Lord send more 
abun.hintly tlie convincing Spirit 
until all may see the error of ihei,' 
way and accept of God's merev he 
fore it i.s everlastingly too late, 'is o,,, 
prayer. Yours as ever iu the' Loni 


Dcnr A'(/i(0)'i- :— Through the kiml 

mercies of God I am pennilted Ibr 

the lirst time, to write lo you. \ ai,, 

requested by two of our German 

brethren who eatiuot write in ih; 

English, that I should wri:e for viiii 

to send them the Pli.iiRi.M. This is 

the lirst year that we have hail die 

pleasure of reading ; on;' p;iper, and 

we are well ideased with it ;uid liope 

it will keep close to Ihe eoipol, ami 

hold forth nothing tliat is noi; iu liar- 

luony with it, so that the woilil can 

have no o])portunity of disputing iis 

name as not being a pilgrim. 

I 1 will now ini'orui the hrelbtfu 

and sistsrs that there are but fc.v 

members here in the Kast end nftiie 

Oks Cnureh. t)!d Abraham RHch/ 

I is our speiker in ibiseii-l. He is lir- 

1 loved by all who know him. Bretli- 

j ren and sisters wishing to c>jn)e\Vi;st, 

I will here lind a vvfy good i-aunli-v, 

:ind also railroad conveuiencjs, one 

Crossing at Loviugton aud one at 

Sullivan, the county seat, 9 miles 

.south of this place. Ifany come In 

Lovingtou and wish lo stop wi'Ii 

brethren, enquire bu' Samuel Karlv 

or Daniel Oaks who live near tin: 

station, and will gladlv aci'oininodatc. 

Peiituksia Eaulv. 

Lovinglon, 111. 


I Just rec'd by letter, .sad intel- 
ligence from Franklin county \i'-i 
announcing the death of our mack 
esteemed brotlier. Elder Abraham 
NaCf, after a short and laiaful attack 
of pneumonia. 

In the death of brother Naff, tl"' 
eoinmunitv has lost one of its ro»i 
valuable citiznns; as a liusbanJ, M 
was all that can b- expressed ; asa 
faiher, kind and ati'.'clionalc, as wen 
terest of his children; as a neighh". 
he was obliging; as a member ol I! 

church, an ornaraeul; as a m""' "■ ' 
zealous and clHcicnt; as a couu^cllrr, 
wise :,ud prudent; in a «oi-<l, '; 
will be very much raitsed ui e , 
department ol' the society ni wn ^^^ 
he moved, especially, as n .1" ^^j 
watchman over the P"""''!' "' ,„, 
Apo-tolical Chrisiiaiiity, a"'' ^^^^^. 
preservation of peace and I'-" y„ 
m the churches within hot jeJ" ■ |^^, 
highly were his services ™bi " j 
whenever a committee was «a||^^^- 
to settle any matter he jus •_^_^„,, 
invatiabiy one ol ine 
What I Kry, I Hpe^k k""7"j;,lrf 
it very frequently happoiK'' t . 
and niyself labored together, l.»^ 



■ ^ ,1 tMgetlicr mmij' (housaiid 

"■"'' 'i-iip last lime v.c were logcth- 

'" .n-i'iliisn comii.itlGc, ami at 

5i;,riin.c woiv aiM.oi,.t«l to altencl 

„lu 1- iiiipnriant case, ami acrent 

'■'»::;'';,;, ,1,1 3ist of Jan • • 

lilU lll< 

vious I rcc'd a coinniunicii- 

10 111" 

,;,;„ tvi.m liii". "itoimiiiK ....-■ " 

l„„siiiKl cons.(| iiiabiliiy to 
',Vf ■mil iiqiaRtcil me 10 intoi-m 
; ,',|-,||L. risiilt of llic labor os^ik"- 
,1 IK Areordinnh', I WfOlo og tlie 
;;:,„;,■„ „f W>. 2,Kl wliicli a. I 
,,,„ iniuniml, rcailwil Ins lOsulrMnn 
i,„ilu, 4tli.,lmt iil.isi too mil', a8 !ic 
|,a,l fallen aslerp i" ilnilli, a (ew 
|,„,„-< bi'liiie it arrived. So u only 

r, niiiiii" till- "» I" '"^"'''f"''; *","'•"■ 
.till and know tliat llie Lord is 

(Jul," Our prayer is, thai lii» man- 
tle am- fail "" uin'thir, tliiit 
flic vaiaiiev i.ecaiioned by liis deaili 
i,i;,y be ti'llid, and tliiit W»s^iiius 
s,:cii as iliev may neul, ni-y lie 
ii(,iiiililiilly dealt nut to the dear sia- 
icr. ami die entire Innisehoid, is tlie 
sincere [miyer of llieir hroilier and 
ffjei,,!. ■ li. V. Moo.MAiv. 


Pleasi) aimoimce tlirongli the Fil.oniM 
that (Mil- District Meeting will be held on 
Ibe 13th of May in tlie Cook's Creek Con- 
;'ief,'atin:i. Uockiiigliam Co.. Vn. 

Solomon GAltBKR. 

Tlie Distriet Meeting for North Missouri 
will be licid ni: the Tth and Mtii of March in 
the Sniltli Koi-k Bi'.anch. Clinton Co., (near 
I'laltslnirc:), iii the Hielliren's Meeting- 
limiso, A (general lepreheDtalioii desired. 
Those coiiiin«,' by H. R. will stoj* ofV at 
PlattsliiiiK. GEonoE Witwf.u. 

Pk'.ase make the following announcement 
ill the Weekly Pii.guim. The District 
Jltetiiig or West Virginia. wiUbe held in 
Snieca District, eight inilea west of Mouth 
of Seneca, at Vuion School IIuusu, in Dry 
Pork tcwnsliip, Randolph Co., on Friday 
anil Saturday, (Itli and 10th of Slay. For 
any Imthcr iul'oiiiiation address the under- 
sisneil at Moiitli of Seneca, 

PoiuUctouCo., \V. Va. 
liy order of the Church. 

.\S.\ llAltMAN. 


BICE-DIXE-On Fob. o'.h, 1873. at ti^o 
re.suleiiof ot the liiide's iiareiits, bv the 
iimlfrtigucl, Dro. N, Dice of Nowtonia, 
Ml'., lu .Miss Sarah E. Dino of Xonia, 

'"''■ liKV. SillUKI, SwAnEY. 

lUHP-SSIlTll.-Onlhe.iith inst. at iho 
lesiiknc-,: „| the bride's parents, by Eld. 
Wo. 1\ itwp,., jir. •\v,„ Cm,,, „„,-, j^ss 
'?'faiit SinitI,, l,„ll, „f Caldwell Co., 


" J;S8lEIi._i„ the Falling Spring Church, 
fa, 01,11,0 oil, „r Feliruarv IMT;!, Saiiil. 

™).i, .liter „ lj,.,cr illii,..s „r Fucimoilia. 

He leaves a dear widow, sister in the 
pI'"*' '""I '»o chihiren to mourn his loss. 

iiiioial sirvlcca by Kid. Ilourv Koontu and 
'' ''ipe, I'loai llcl,. ,|. .1,^ ,,^ 

D, II. IJo.NEnnAKE. 

( Oaaipiinian please eoiiy. l 

'^tut'ij, ,' '" 1'°' '" ""'■ ih-ar liioiid .M, S. 

» '""'aaiiiid';;;"''''. ',T''-'''^^''''= »■•■"'■"• 

'''™"v™;,^^^„^t;,''' '- '«'^--"i 

^•^TE --I ■IiissK Calveu'i-. 

Co. 1,1, " ^';" I'lll t'rin-U t-'luin-h. Houvy 

8 mow. and 12 days, cliildrcnof Wm. and 
Mprtlia Pale, aud gmnd-cliildren of bro. 
Isftiic Liveaey. Funeial cxcrcisesby Geo, 

NKFF.— AIko in the aatr.c Church. Feb. 
1st, 1873, at the house of Iier son, Bro. 
Levi Netr, Saiah NcIT, a^ffd 88 years, 4 
moutlis. Funeral by Geo. 
Hoover from Amos 4tli cliapicr and Int- 
ter clause of ilic- 12l-!i ven^c, She was a 
member of tlio Lullieran eliuich. 

KTTEH.— Also in the same Church, Feb. 
10th, 1B7;1, sister Elizabeth J5tter, aged 
i)8 years and 4 months, 

She was a member of the church of the 
Rrethron for !ii^ ynnrs. Funeral services 
coudueled by Martin Rodicap and George 
Hoover, from Rev. 3:11, 12. D. P. H. 
BENNITT.— On Feb, lllh. 1873, in the 

\Vin;tmac District, at North Bend, Par- 

thena Alice, duu^'hter of Bro, James Y. 

and sister Hannah Bennitt, aged Vi yrs., 

months and 25 days. 

Bro. James is in the ministry. It was a 
hard stroke to give up their child as she 
was an obedient daughter and much loved, 
and was taken away unexpectedly, as she 
was .sick only three days; disease, intiam. 
mation of the brain. The child expressed 
a willingness to go home and we need not 
mourn for htT as those who have no hope. 
Funeral service by Bro's. A. Appelmanand 
I). R. Freeman, from John 16: 20. 

The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES OREEE, PA-. Feb- 25tL, 1873. 

tW How TO send money. -.All sums over 
$l.iiO, should be sent either in a cheek, 
draft or postal order. If neither of these 
can be ol>taincd, have the letter regihlered, 

E^" WnicN Money is sent, always send 
with it the name and address of those who 
jiaid it. Write the names and post office as 
plainly as possible. 

E^' Every subscriber for 1873, gets a 
Pilffrim Almanac Fuek. 


When we look around us and 
view tl.e fields o'' nature, only half 
explornd, we behold wondei's upon 
woMiiers, and the query flashes upon 
our mind, 'What hath God wrought.' 
N'otwiihstaiiding, nature In its pri- 
meval slate, jiresented mysteries as a 
Ixioic unpaged, \ct, like tht- glory of 
Solomon, half was untold, until 
made inanifest throny;!! the ageueifs 
of nun. j 

Were the fathers, who have been | 
sieejiin;; for centuries, to return and 
drop in junonj^ the modern acliieve- 
ruents of man, they would scarcely 
know ill whrtt world they imd ap^ 
pe nt'd. They seem truly wonderful 
(i> ns wlio have been brought up 
anion;; them, Imt liow much more 
wondfrful would it he, if aU were to 
Hush uiion (Uir mind-i :it onee. 
Thout;h the achievements and in- 
ventions tif men are legion, yet theic 
are a few that have taken ihe lead 
throucb the civilized world. Among 
these iirst in iniportame wo name 
that uf l»rinting. What this has 
done fur tlie Avofid, cannot be esti- 
miud. Truly, *'wh;U haih God 
wrought." lly it, under tlio blessing 

of God, the Gospel ha^ been preach»- 
ed in every tonicue, and every clime 
has been made to .sing the songs cf 
redeeming love. It is the great civ- 
ilizing power of the world and to 
havfl it removed would leave a blank 
wliicli nothing else could fdl. 

Ariuthtr grcit advance in tlie Hci- 
ences, is the invention of the power 
and utility of ste:im. Fulton was 
lo'jkcd upon a» a visionary enthusi- 
ast, but his invention has become 
the 'lone and sinew of the maniifac- 
luring world.aud to-day, the rushing 
iron-horse owes his speed to his in- 
ventive genius, and thousands upon 
thousands of engines throughout the 
length and breadth of the laud, 
speak forth his praise. But the 
great modern wonder is that of do- 
mesticating the fiery element elec- 
tricity, and making it subservient to 
our daily wants. The honor of this 
great achievement partly belongs to 
the late Sam'l F. B. Morse, to whom 
Emperors, Kings and Queens afier^ 
wards, deliglitcd to pay homage. 
But what makes our suhject the 
more iuiere-sting is the fact that it 
was tlie first message or dispatch 
that was ever transmitted by Tele- 
graph, which ocfurred at 8. 45 -A. 
M. on the 24th of May, 1844. Mr. 
Morse was a man of undaunted 
courage and, liad learned to rough 
his wav through, but when ho pre- 
sented his Telegraph to Coui^res-s, re- 
questing an apprupriationo'"S30.000 
to enable him to give it a fair test it 
was rec'd with such bad grace that 
he became discouraged, and was 
making arrangements to leave, when 
a daughter of Hon. Henry Ellsworth 
brought him the huppy intelllgeDce 
that his bill had p.isscd. The tidings 
so oveijoyed him that he took the hi- 
dy by tlie hai:d and declared that she 
should send over the wires, the fir-it 
mes.*^age, as her reward, and that 
message was, "What haih God 
wrought?" The message strikes us 
as being altogether appropriate and 
reflects great credit to the one who 
suggested it. It throws the honor 
just where it belongs, wliile Prof. 
Morse was the in!>trument, God was 
theauthoi. "And without him «as 
there not anything made." Tltcso 
are the three great inventions of the 
world and their spheres ot usefulness 
;\re so blended together that neither 
one Mcms to b^* independent of the 
oiher. By Eleetri'jity, the messages 
are sent to the Bre^s. By the Press 
they are multiplieii by the hun.lreds, 
thousands anrl millions, and thr-mgli 
the agency of steam, they are distribu- 
ted over the worUl, so that we seem 
eipuiily indebnd to Banrentins, 
Fulton and -Moure for the greut privi- 

leges and conveniences which we now 

enjoy, for which we should thank 
God, because he wrought ^,hem all. 

Odd Xu.Miir.r.s ol'tijc Pilgrim will 
he supplied V> such as will distribute 
them and solicit subscriljers. We have 
a good supply of some numbers and 
will gladly send them to such as may 
apply. 1 four brethren and sisters gen- 
erally would aeeept this offer, our list 
might ho largely increased, as there 
src many in the church who would 
subscribe fm" it if they could once see 
a copy of it, and not only in the 
chureli, but there are many others who 
would gladly read it, had they an op- 
portunity. A few weeks ago, a copv 
of the PiLORiM was accidentally left 
lay in the seat of a Railway car, the 
conductor took it home with him and 
liis wife was so pleased with it that it 
was sent for immediately. Brethren 
and sisters, the Pit.GRiM is getting to 
be a great missionary, and by the 
blessing of God and your aid, we hope 
to be able to introlucc the bumble 
doctrines of .Fesus into ih'^ homes of 
many that have not learned them 


Giii.M sent t«>gether for only §;i.50. 
The Journal alone costs -3-1. 00. It is 
decidedly the most i uj)ortant Jour- 
nal published, free from all fietion 
and love stories, and can with satiety, 
be introduced into our families and 
will iu all cases, make favorable im- 
[irovements on the minds of those 
who read it. Tho~e who have paid 
ns ?l.oO for tiie Piuiuiil, by sending 
ns S-.OO tnnre can have ihc .Journul. 
Speciuien copies fir examination, will 
he sent by enclosing a 3 cent stamp 
to pay po-tage. 

In PfLCUiM No. 4, under the cap- 
tion '"Another wail from the camp;" 
second paragraph, you have the type 
to say the quotation "M. E." made 
from ■■Mourner's Bench Kchgion Ex- 
amined," leads ^'ii'iah^s /tis ri;/ht li'ijul 
may be palsied"' &;c., when it should 
bo 'ivi^/u-^ /u.s siffht maybe palsied"' as 
ttiat is the way "M. E." uses it, there- 
fore 1 was justifiable in saying "there 
is no such (piotaiion iu the tract. 

J. 6. Floky. 

Tut: IIeu.m-d or TRt;rH is a vaU 
iiahle religums nionihly published by 
J. F. Funk vV Bro., El'khari ludiiua, 
in both Kuglish aud German, at 
$1.00 per year. It is the organ of 
tlieiUeuouite Church of Americ:t,and 
contains much iulcresting reading for 
evervtiody, Specinnu copies sent frtv 
on a[)plieation. 

OfR C'liuiicii l*.\i'KU is a new- 
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B .bo' 1 hcl >vPil. tlio lii«llt .ti.r.i.-Mi swiltly 1 

Till- niolit "Ui'rein never man c in wiiik— 

Willi in' cliiling liliists, and iti gloomy 

WUcro llie ghosts ol ncgleeled duties 


Von while Uie ilnylislit is KloamiilB <i"er us, 
' Eii'rnfstly lalror while- yet we may, 
I'lien wlicntlio nightshades Ratlioi- aronnd 
(iliul'.y we'll put our toils away. 

nay is !,nvcn for labor iinceasiBff. 

Nielit is the season for peaceful 
Ihsle *. for the houi-3 are surely passing, 

Till- suii is reaching toward-the West. 

Sbrink uot aw,ay. but ilieerfully labor 
Bach at the task which Ihe Master gave. 

Though the hours be never so long and 
Still let the heart he ^t^ong and brave. 

Wlinl Ihough the task may seeir too mighty 
Fi>r hiiail'* so feeble and fniil and small— 

riir I. ml who gave it hath slill a purpose, 
Wliith worUclh ever with us, tlirnngh all, 

Lveu ihiuigli fiiilure seem all our portion. 
Lift up the eyes with wcepiiu! dim ! — 

llaiily Hie lesson He meant to teach us 
Was just — our weakness apart from Him. 

Oiiis is the duty of cheerfully striving; 

His. to .judge if the work shall be blest. 
Labor, theo while the daylight lingers, , 

Leaving, iu meekness, to Him the rest. 
— O/irudiiit Standaril. 



"Now is Christ risen from the dead." 
We loarii (roin this text that Bouie 
of iho Corinlliiniis Intil denied the 
'lojiriiie of a rcsurreetion, probiilily 
fXjiliiiiiiiig away the opostoliaiil 
language, ii,s figurative, and, as only 
meaning convcrisiun or that change 
wliicli took place iu the world by 
the iutro.luction of Christianity. 

In confuting this error the apostle 
lalled tlieirattemiou to the resurree- 
'1011 of Clirist, as an imdeiiiahlc faet 
iinil sliowed that llie denial of a 
"■I'Surroetion waseiiuivalent to siiyini;- 
•li«t Clirist waB not risen, and thus 
'eniUil lo subvert the foundation of 
^tristianity an.l to destroy the hope 
»"'! coaifort of believers. "If there 
I" "" '■'^surreotion of the dead, then 
'« nnt Christ risen, and if Christ he 
"<" risen, then ia our preaehing vaiu 
""il J'our faith is also vain, yea and 
'I "0 are found false witnesses of 
"^"''.aiul if Christ be not raised ye 
^'■<^ yet in your sins. Then they also 

' which are fallen asleep in Christ are 
perished." ''If in this life only we 
have liiipe in Christ, we arc of all 
men most miserable." All the joy 

I and fiU|iporls of Christians arc insepa- 
rably connected with future and 
eternal felicity, without the hope of 
which tlioy would have nothing to 

' coinilerbalance their pectdiar trials 
and conflicts. If Christ were not 

! risen, believers were yet in their sins 

! and even the martyrs had perished. 
But were not the primitive Chris- 
tians converted from idols to serve. 
the living God? Did they not 

I repent and do works meet for repent- 

' anre '; Were ibey not exemplary 
in the practice of all good works, 
and did f'ey not meet death for the 
sake of a good cinscience toward 
God? How, theu could they yet be 
in their sins, as none of theie things 
could atone for their transgressions, 
and if Christ were not risen, no 
eft'ectual atonement had been made. 
They must therefore, have still con- 
tinueil under condemnation and 
been exposed to the curse of the 
law whieh they had broken — a most 
conclusive proof that the dcith of 
Christ was .a satisfaction for sin, and, 
that none can be saved who are not 
interested iu, that atonemeut he 
then adds the wor>ls, "Xow is Christ 
risen iVom the dead." 

Th<iun;h true Christians liave a 
witness in themselves which in 
general satisfies thc'r minds as to 
the certainty of the things they have 
believed, yet in seasons of temptation, 
an acquaintauee with the evidence of 
Christianity would tend greatly to 
their establishment. And in these 
times of infidelity all who would 
contMinc earnestly for the liiith once 
delivered lo the saints should be 
able to give a reason for their hope 
to every imjuirer or objector both to 
defend theiuaelves from llie charge 
of enthusiasm, and to preserve young 
persons, perhaps their own children, 
from the fatal cont.agioii. It is there- 
fore t^reatlv to he lamented, that pi- 
ous persons are in general, so little 
furnished with this sort of knowl- 

edge of whieh they !niglit make such 
iinporlant use. It is cunmonlysaid 
that the Xcw Testament ia bi.ill up- 
on the foundation of the Old, and 
mnst s-and or f.ill along with it, and 
there is a truth in this sentiment, 
though it he somewhat diverse in ils 
nature from that which is sujipoeed. 
Our Lord and His apostles have so 
frequently (pioted the Old Testament 
and almost every part of it as the 
Scripture, the word of God, the ora> 
cIcsofGod and the language of the 
Holy Ghost, t luit their credit mast 
be conncc'ed with the divine inspira- 
tion of the hooks thus attested by 
them. We arc able to prove that the 
Canon of the Old Testament in those 
days, differed very little, if at all, 
from that which we have at present, 
yec our Lord referring to difierent 
ixvrts of it, says, thus it is written 
and thus it nmst be the Scriptures 
can i.ot hebroken,tl)eSciiptures must 
needs be fulfilled. And tile apostles 
say: "All Scripture is given by iuspi- 
ration from God." "Holy men of 
God spake as they were moved by 
the Holy Ghost." This consideration 
completely establishes the whole of 
the Old Testament as a divine reve- 
lation with all those who duly rever- 
ence the words of Christ and His 
apostles. Iu all other respects, the 
New Testameul staniU ou ils own 
basis and is proved to he the Word 
of God by distinct evidence. It af- 
fords unspeakably more support to 
the Old Testameut than it receives 
from it, and the resurrection of 
Christ alone is sufficient to authen- 
ticate ihe whole sacred volume. 

The restoration of the dead body 
to life, is no more difficult with God 
than the pr-iduetion of life at first. 
The Diviue ojicratiou is in both re 
specs alike, ineompreheasible. 

.Vs we eoniinually observe life to 
ho eonimuni^ated in a ceriaiii way, 
wec.dl tliatthe hnvof nalurc.though 
we uudersiaud not our own meau- 
ing and cannot e.\plaiii liow causes 
prorluce their effects. 15nt de.xl bod- 
ies do not return to life iu the ordi- 
iiarv course ot" human utlilirs, we 

therefore suppose some laws of na'- 
turc to the contrary, the violation of 
whieh in any particular in&taoce.we 
should call a miracle, that is a di- 
vine interposition and operation, to 
produce an effect above or contrary 
to the general energy ofsecond causes. 
Some p';rsons, indeed pretcod that 
this is impossible, but why should 
It be thought incredible with you 
that God should raise the dead ? 
The 'power is no greater than that 
by which thousands of infants re- 
ceive new life every tlay. And who 
will now say Ihat God cannot or 
shall not exert his power in any way 
which they have never before? If a 
sufficient reason can be a.ssigneti for 
His interpjsition and the fiict be in- 
disputably proven, it bcciMDes as 
credible as other well atleesled 
events, many of wiiich do not coin- 
cide with our cvpectatinus or id.-as 
of probability. A I'luailM. 

lo lie Continued. 


Whosoever dolh not riglit-uisuess is 
not of God. 1st John, 'i 10. 

When «e look abroa I upon the 
earth and behold the many minders 
connected with it, we are led to con- 
fess that there is i Supreme Being 
worthy of our best praises, and wlien 
wo come to our own bodies and eoii- 
templaie their structure and the de- 
pendence of cich member, their sym- 
pathy ono for another, we are hnl to 
say, liow wonderful 1 what wisdom ' 
While viewing these we should ask 
ourselves, who formed all these 
pu-ts and gave thciu their ollice,and 
arc they fllling the sphere for which 
they were created? The answer 
must come, God formed all. 

But a question of ira|iortance pre- 
sents itself, whose children are we, 
or whose child am I ? Here we call 
a number of children together and 
usk them, one will an;,wer, "I am .1. 
C's child," another, "1 am .1. .I.a 
sou," another, "I do not know," and 
a fourth, "I am Mr. B"s by adopt- 
ion.'- iSo wc might go ou ipiestiun- 
ing ciiildreu, and wha; a variety of 
answers. Some will w\\ us ],r nupily 


«L«t lamily il^ev to «n,l H.nii^ A lake orfire is his home, an<l I w.tli 
,;,. ,101 know. 'Wliv i- it? r.o.'au.o liim d.voll. Wliat is iho cdcr 
it fivqii.'iil I V happens tliaS cliil.lrcn's | of his house ■.' Weeping iiiul giiashing 
parents ilio" whc'i llu-y are young of tcctli, dying au.l never .liaH,^ 
nud Ihev never hear llieir names, hut gloomy prisoT>. Drea.iful thought . 
mirlcthesahiessorthatohihlvvh.n'Butoti ihe light han,!, "Come ye 
It says '-I do i-ot know." How | Ijlesseil inherit the liingHom prepared -- - 
Wsome it f.-els vvhn. it.s,es other j iin- yon horn the lonud.iwu of the not .h,nk 
ciiildren enjoyinr the e .raforls ofn, world." What is the order o that 
pleasant home. Xnw the inference I hon.w? We are made heirs and jon.t 
l drawn from the thre. eh.sses of | heir.- will, Christ, we will sit around 
nnsvyei-s from the elilldren, that hnt our Father's tahle and Christ will 
c of them will stand ihe test he- serve, go in and out and fin.) paMaiv, 

and nilMi- 

f-re God, and that is of adoption. 
'I'hereare many who claim to I.e the 
el ildren. of Goil but aie not; like 
the Etliiopian that went to Jerusa- 
lem to worship, j^cIs S ; 27, when 
properly instructed, he changed and 
tluMi knowing liis duty, he did it. 
And Saul, whi claimed to b-^ a child 
o''(;nd, believing he was doing Goil's 
iservi.o hnt bad yet to be adopt- 
ed. While sonic say, "I Ho not 
know," they apj'ear to be in doubt, 
saving: "I have done this, and that, 
but liiero is a part I do not fnlly 
understand. I would willingly do 
all if I could only helievc it iiec^ssa- 
rv, and my teachers ought to know 
for they irnkc i' their study. They 
are good men and if they eaii get to 
Ueaven without it I can too," yet 
they liurlly know whose children 
ibey are. liut the child of adoption 
Bays, "I mu«t obey, for when I was 
Hdopli d the law was made known to 
me. I have a copy and can lead it 
and hear from it from day today; 
.ind the law .says : "If ye love me 
Keep tnv eommandmeiits." A claim 
I'l the iiiherltaiiee is pained by nbed- 
icnee and Ire child of adoption will 
ever affirm its right to do a thing 
1) cau-c its father did it. Why does 
it prav ? Because it was tanglit it. 
How doi-s it know its jirayers are 
answered V Because it asks aeeortling 
to the law. Ifitdis'ibeysGod, it asks 
f tvgiveness, and then if it has bten 
otteiidcd it forgives, and knows it is 
for;.'iven 1 ecause llie word eays so. 
'IMieii the natural conclusion i=, that 
vvc ale all the children of some one 
bv service, and in whose service '»re 
we? Xmv this can be answered by 
the word of God. It will stand when 
Heaven and curih jia^s away.and the 
children of God are the children of 
light, and li.ght will shine in dark- 
ur<-i. Ag.lin, (rhildr'Ml do not like to 
Iiear their parents evil spoken of, tliev 
all want honorahle ])areiils. Now 
which is tile greater honor, to he 
God's cliild or a cliild of the devil? 
We are rme or the olher — can not he 
boll,. Ix-t tiic soleilill ijuestlon ennie 
lo lis all, that ill ihe judgmfiit lliero 
will lie hilt tw.i chis'is of children, 
Miitl I am to be of one cl-iss, and 
ivhivn will my lot fall, on the left or 
liiln? If on the left, I v.ill he a 
ehil.l of Ihe devil. .Sad thought ! 
W'lial kind of a hutne ha> he for nic? 

drink of tlie pure wati'rs 
with the Heavenly hosts to praise 
God. Dear reader, let you lie old or 
young, wiiose child are you? Re- 
uieralier one thing, tiiis question will 
bo answered some ilay and we are 
writing the answer while we live.and 
as death fiuils us so will thejndg- 
lueul. Tiien if you have nut done so, 
set thy house in order, for this night 
thy soul may be required of Ihee. 
And if we never meet on earth may 
we be the chiMrcn of God, and meet 
in that happy Home prepared I'or us 
above, where sickness ami sorrow, 
pain and death are stranger.-. 

Wtl.I.IAM .S.MlIII.El;. 

?iiin/;in, Ohio. 


I married a wife at the age of 
twenty. three, settled down on a toN 
crablo good farm and was W'ltal 
niigbt he cilled a well to do farmer. 
For a numherof years we, (wife and 
I) fought manfully with the upsand 
downs that attend this very honora- 
ble vocation until finally, we could 
see the day of snoeess dawning, and 
our labors crowned with a reward. 
All this time there seemed to be 
but one object worthy of our labor, 
and that was, to get a clear title for 
our home ami the ncce-sary cjiiven- 
ieiiccs. Ttie house, though tolerahle 
good when we cnmmenced farming, 
was beginning to bo iiisuffic cm for 
home comforts and it seemed to mc, 
if we Just had a good comfortable 
house, the end would bo gained and 
we would be conlented. — The last 
pavnient bad been made two years 
betorc. and by goiid luck and man- 
agement ue had gather! d enough to 
make a conimpiicemcnt in building, 
and 1 prc-9:?ntcd ibe in.itter lo ray 

"Sarah, we have now liren la- 
boring for a long time, and have ai 
last succeeded in getting our farm 
paid for and have .some left; had we 
not better build a bouse, as this one 
is very iii.coniiortablc and is not 
worth repairing anymore ? 

"You are right, liushand, our 
house is not as comfortable as i; 
miglit bt and I have wished that we 
could have a better one. but of late 
my mind has been fixed upon anoth- 
er subject. It is uovv tweiily-thiee 
ycar-i siiice wo ommenccl licepiii- 

house. All this timi God lias doilt 
graciously wiiii us in granting lis 
health and in jiving u-ithis c nnf .rt- 
ahle home, but how iiiigiateful w.' 
have been. We lu-ii now growing o'd 
and our liodie*, like our house, ar.- 
failing and soon may lall. l>o you 
it is high tiiiM tlnr. we 
conuiience building lion~cs for us 
that will not tail, hut bccerual in the 
Heavens? To have a now bouse 
would be very desirable, but it will 
uot secure us fro:n death, and oh 
ho.v dreadful tlie tliougui of dyin^ 
unpi-c'parod — without ihat .spiritual 
house as a refuge for the >oiil. 1 
have made up my mliiil, since God 
has spilled mc ihm long, to put oft 
the important work n.i longer, but 
now, tee^ the Kmgd ini,au.l I hope 
you will do ttie same and then -we 
can have the promise thai "all tilings 
will be added," and if among ihote, 
we get a new house, so mU'-Ii the 
more can we prove thaukrul." 

I often sat aii.l beaid the power- 
ful preaching of the word, unmoved, 
but tiiis one strol^e came as a thun- 
derbolt and I was slaiu. Tbe awful 
truth was preseuieJ lo me in all its 
fullius-', and I dctcriniiitd that no 
opportunities should be lo-t until the 
Kingdom wa.s secured. Together we 
sought the mercy-seat — covenant! d 
with God to live faithful until de.iili, 
by being buried with Christ in bap- 

\\'e lived to re-ilize the p!■lnni^cd 
"adiled blessings," and to have a 
new hous->, but the partner of my 
trials and joys is gone — her earthly 
house failed and is now lying 
beneath the green turf of die v^Uley, 
but ihe licw house was ready, and her 
spirit has entered its eternal abode. 
Your nnwoitliy servant is still abid- 
ing bis time, but this earthly house 
is rapidly failing, and sion I expect 
to be nnclolhcd that I may be cloth- 
ed upon with that spiritual house 
whi -li is eternal in the Heavens. I 
feel that I am Hearing the stream, 
but death has lost all its tenors. 
Dear Pilgrim, sweet messenger of 
salvation, may God spi-eiid your 
wings and help you go forth to warn 
sinners of their losr coiiditinn and 
persuade them to build for themselves 
houses that Ihat will abide bevond 
the grave. 

A BuOTilKU. 


niics." Oh, that this were carrictl 
out lo ilB (nil extent! Wonhl to God 
we had more of that for"ivin«' 


But I .say unto you, love your rnenucs : 
l) tliem tliat onrse yon; do j»oo(l to tlieni 
lliat hate you, anil pniy lor llioin wlio Ue- 
apitcfully use aud iipi-secalc you.— Malt. 5 ; 

This is the language of our .Savior, 
and there is probably no command 
given us that is more in opposition 
to the human nature than ihc cue 
contained in the above text. Wcare 
so apt lo return evil for evil, furget- 
tiug as it were the command of our 
blessed Kcdeeiner, "Lrjvc your ei.e 

wiihiu lis tliat was exercised bv 
I .Savior, who when He was revile] 
ivvil d not again J when He sulVereil' 
He thfeaieuei; not, and looked ihnvi,' 
even IVoin the eruss and nravcd to 
His Ilu-ivenly Fallier lo forgii-ii them 
fir lliey knew not what thev tli,{ 
Such was the spirit of Christ. 

OIil liuiv hcncvoleut .and kind 
How iiiiid, liow really to lbr<rive. 

Bo this llie temper of ear mind, 
And tlie rules by whicli we live, 

Paul says if a man have not t| c 
spirit of Christ, he i.-i none of His, 
Uielliren and sisters, let us examine 
ourselves, and .sec whether we are in 
possession of that spirit that is mild 
and ready to forgive. If we ar.*, we 
will readily forgive llio;e who mis- 
use us, we will not hold a feeline nf 
revenge against any one, liut will 
have a feeling of love toward alt, no' 
only our hretliren and sisters, hut al- 
so iliose that are without. We will 
let our light shine that others may see 
our good works and glorify our Falli- 
er ill Heaven. For if we !ove theai 
which love us vvliat reward have we. 
ami 'if we salute our brethren oiily, 
what do we more than others, do not 
even Ihe publicans the sau.c? L'jt n^ 
try and be the children of our Father 
which is in Heaven, wlio luakeih Hh 
.siiii to rise on the evil and on the 
good, and sendcth rain on the just 
and o» the unjust. If we have not 
a loving disposition towai'd imr ene- 
mies, we liave not the spirit ofClirist 
witliin us, eoiisequontly we are uot 
His childreu, for the '' ord say? so. 
Tliat Word that will stand either for 
or against us at a eoniiiig day ; lliot 
Word that is quick and powerful and 
sharper than any iwo edged sivorJ, 
piening eveu to the dividing asuiiiler 
of soul and .spirit, and of the joinii' 
and luavrow, and is adiscerner of the 
thoughts and intents of llic heart. 

Brethren and sistei-s, let us take tin' 
admonition of the Apo.s|le Paul, wli" 
says, "Be kindly attcctiouaic cue In 
aiiulher, with brotlierly love, ' again. 
" to no man evil (or evil, 
and as much as lietli in yon hvc 
peaceably with all men, not avenging 
yourselves but rather give jilace uata 
wrath, tor it is wiitleii, vengeance is 
mine, 1 will repay, suilii the Lorn- 
Let us endeavor lo keep the unity " 
the spirit in the bond of peace, il'i" 
we may with propriety say, "I'orK'^'^ 
us our tresspasses as wc torgive Iho' 
who tresspass against us.'' Maj' ' " 
Lord be our helper and wc His faiih 
fill S'.Tvants. 

Aankiu, 0/iio. 

A Sim uiTU.u. mind has soiiietliMv- 
ofilie naiuieofthe sciisilive pan' 
I shall smart if 1 touch this or ih"^^ 
Tliore is a holy shrinking a»ay If""' 
evil. — C'fvV. 




JJiTllirtn, 1 wi'-''' f'» g'^'"^ 'I" fxlract 
frniii the icjioi't of an editor upon a 
sermon preuclie.i in our county town 
l,v a Methodist miitisler from tin- fld- 

lowiri)! text : 

'■\n(l tlicynll with one consent he^an to 
,„!,k'eexcnso."— St. Luku, 14: 18. 

Tiie editor snys : "In the evpninj; 
1,^ discussed — in the second branch 
oi'iiis subject— the cfToc*. and excuses 
offl'i'i'd f'lr rejcctinj; reli^iiou. Anumg 
others lie nientiunod tlio following: 
'I'lit: iiivHieries of the Bible; liiununi- 
her ordiunminations-; iiiCmisif'tency 
Mt'itn'fe-'snrs ol'reliyion : iUir r.f■t'.^il 
iiiv ofsii'-ce-s ; fear id' tiiilnro tn Ik- 
uhlc til hold imt failii/'iiHv torluM-nd ; 
(I.urt ('''el ilin' it. In ri'(i'n'nrc t'» the 
nmnlier of orlliodox denoniinations, 
he ^aid that he rect^Eii/.cd tlioni ;dl as 
In'ujml, compo'i-'tit pJirls ortiieKin^- 
dciiti of God, caeh pcrforodnj; lis 
]iru[ifr olfico and function, that a sin- 
gle Cliurch would result in t'ctdesias- 
tical despotism and ^pirilUiii tyranny, 
that tins experiment was tiied for n 
tl.O'.isand years, but (iiat Col would 
never again entrust the reins of spir- 
itual ])iiwer 10 liie hunds oi' any spir- 
iiu:il Ohnrtsli ; that lie spoke the sen- 
liiiieiits (if his heart whm lie said, 
ihut rather than Iiavc the Metiiodist 
or any other eliurch reij;u supremo in 
tliis cniniry, lie would have the sum- 
mit of every mountain in this belov- 
I'd Sfate, tile eralerof a bhizinj^ vol- 
eano, with its sides covered with mol- 
te-i niiniiug lava, ;ind evei'y stream 
iViini its si.urco to tl.c sea iiilcd with 
hlnod instead of pure, limpid spark- 
ling water." 

U.seem* the •^pcdvor recuj^niscs 
all orthodox dciioniinatious as inte- 
gial, component parts in the ICing- 
'Itim tit Goii,eueh perlurtuing lis prop- 
er ntiti..-c and funttinn. No^v friendly 
i'<adei', out of the Imndreds of aiHer- 
eiit Cliurehes tliat we are told are in 
cxi&tence, what part ean eacli one per- 
''"■ni and perform its proper otHce 
"i»d fiinctinn ? The speaker thinks 
d Go;l would trust the reigns of spir- 
't»al power to a single Church it 
woidd result in eeclesia-^tieal despot- 
'Siii and spiritual fyiannv. What! 
die ehureii founded on tlie Apostles 
«"d prophets, .losug Christ himsell 
^^'".; the chief corner stone, run into 
'lespotisin and spiritual tyranny, when 
^■>rist has^promUel to he with bis 
l"'"|>le always even to tlic cm! of the 
|^'"''d! Where is men's faith, when 

''^■y say they are honest and say they 
l^'Jidd rathtr see every mountain in 
^'"« State break forth with volcano 
I'l^'ipiions and every stream filled with 
'^"'d rather than see the Clnuvh that 
-'i'nst has CHt:,bli.he<l hereon cxrth 

^■'y'> ^-npreme? 

"^ih1 tliey all witit one consent he- 
8^" io make exense." Are there not 
...nrr ^'""^ svillnotbe worth any 
j^^""'' -'t the great and coming day 

'" l''L' excuses those persons made 

that were* bidilon ? The one had 
iinught a piece of ground, the other 
liad hon^'ht oxen an 1 ths thin! had 
married a wife and 1 1 ere fore neither 
of them coulil come, but in this age 
of the world it has become popular 
f'lr people to btllove if they only have 
religion it d(>n't make any dilliMVMic.' 
whether ihi-y fdhiw Christ or not, ail 
will be Will, v.'licn Cln-ist says/'I a:ri 
ll:e way." Thisjiist remimls me »if 
a cunvcrsitiim that toiU plac; ho- 
tweeii a i)n)fessor and nou-profc«sor 
not Ioiil: ago. They met on the road 
tfi Slannlo.i, our County seat, and 
(ommeneed talking aljout religion. 
The ni>n-profcssor nsk.-d the other 

I some questions and lie woul.l say, 
•■'whnt of tiiat, if a man only has re- 
ligion." There wfis a county fair 
near sown tiiar day where the pro- 
ressi)r was going, tlie otiier was alsi) 
f;uing to [lie town, but not to the fair, 
and before tliey parted he asked the 
professor if he thought it was ri;;hti 
to iro to the fiuv whore Ihey were 
horse racing, &e. He answered, he 

(did not kiKiw that it was exactly 
right but what of that if a person had 
religion. S. J. Garbek. 



Simplicity of manner and plainness 
of spitch has ever b^en peeuliar 
characteristics of the "Brethren." 
iSotne one writing for the PlLGRiM, 
No. 8, '73, seems to have forgotten 
whom he is, or entirely lost this pe- 
culiar foatnre. On " Wintor liejicr^ 
lions,'" he first addresses the iclnter, 
then (io'L^ then man, then Great Ooil! 
Infmite. Mercy ! Concerned hosts of 
IIc(icm,nll yc ftynpttftUinj ialinhi- 
tanU of the mrlh, J-'.'., in the same 
sentaiii:e. T"ie"i he talks to pride 
and Ikmiiousie-i!^- as fuiiiliar frier.ds. 
The article is full of words and phra- 
ses the meaning of which is not very 
plain to his readfrs, and doubtless 
not to himself. ''Tt^nvstrial Globe," 
— why uiytm-'tht earthy — '^Mundane 
hplero" — .v!iy not say the world'! 
Who are the 'voneerncd hosts of 
Heaven ?" Why "pray God to profer 
mercy and stay vengifance'' wdieu he 
Says ^'proffered merey^* bleeds for 
you ? There are many tilings in this 
article that we do not nnderstand,3nd 
we vreatly wish that we too were 
learned and had theabilty to see all 
those bri'^ht visions set for:h therein. 
A. B. B. 

1 "Wine is a mocker, stronj; diink ragini:; 
I and wlioaoever is deceived tliereby is not 
wise." Prov. 20:1. 

"Drnnkiirds sliall not inherit llic kinc- 
I doniol" God," 1 Cor. <i: 10. 
j T!ic 

' Kin of 

ness Inin- 
islics luimnn 
reason ;drowns 
the memory ;cnu- 
SC8 disciise of the 
system; changes tlie 
I joy whicli it promises 

into madness; destroys 
I Die beauty of person ;ini- 

paiis the stren^^th; vitiates 
I tlie healthy appetite; paraly- 

ses llie feelings; makes tho 
blood impure; allures to vice; 
makes r man an olftmsivc hos- 
pital, full of wretchedness, caus- 
iii},' internal and external, incera- 
ble diseases; in whrtsu train is shame, 
poverty, cares and sorrow; bewitches 
the mind; is a plotter of nxischitf Jiganist 
the soul; a thief of tlu* purse; reduces to 
Im.fCfiry; brings woe to the wife; sorrow to 
the children; of a man it makes a brute: 
a suicide who drinks in ;inotUei-s health, 
and robs his own, whose days 
are few and inglorious. And 
this is uot all ; they bring 

D o tr 

=.-^ 3 
« ^ p 

% a - 

2 =■ » 

n —> 

-• £i C 

P f I 

TIk'!50 arn sumo 
of flio innuinwrable evils which 
s|)ringfioin the ovil rout of drunkenness. 
—Ihmhl of Tntlh. 

In'einporoiice has slain its thous- 
ands and unless checkc 1, will curse 
millions vet unborn. 


With prou(i, exultant step we may 
tread to the vtry ver^e of the future 
in the jtiuruey of lite; but wc can 
go no farther; there it beeomes lost 
to ns in the realities of the present ; 
wc arc loft to look fora-ai'd to a new 
fntur.% while behind us lie^ the past, 
from which we are rapidly drifting. 
Ofien our hearts grow weary, our 
eye-lid.^ wet with t?ars, as we pause 
■ to look back at the receding shore, 
and through tlie dim distaoci*, seem 
to catch i;!inipse^ of the forms wc 
loved in other da^s — ear.hly friends, 
whose hands we were wont to cla:?p 
in fond, familiar greeting, but wliom 
now we meet no more as in the old 
e« time, for on the rcstles; sva of 
chan;;e our barks have drifted far 
jipart. Fur more vividly than all, 
come to us visions of the old home- 
stead, from whos^ portals we went 
forth with brave hearts to try the re- 
alities of the world which lay beyoml 
the precincts of our own (piiet home. 
Half impatiently wc had looked for- 
ward to the time when, no longer 
bound by the restraints of home, we 
should take our place up)n the sta-^e 
of active life; but often tho path has 
provoil a thorny one, t> ir feet have 
giQwn weary, and with yearning 
hearts we have longed tor the quiet 
j.ivs from which wc have forever 

No more do wc {gather an unbro- 
ken circle beneath the shehcr of the 
old home tree; lovc 1 ones grown 
weary with life's burdens, and borne | 
Oil the river of death, have drifted , 

away to the unknown shore. It is 
sometimes, sad Jo feel that we are re- 
ceding from all that our hearla hold 
dear. From our childhood years 
with their innocent joys — from the 
eacred ties of home and tarly associ- 
ation—but more fad. more bitter 
than all, coims to us the kiiowled^i 
that on the nirrentof worldly [dea*- 
nre we aie floating from the iove ff 
our Heavenly Father; that wi:li 
' thoughiliss feet we arc treadinj; eacIi 
> day nearer the grave, unndiidful of 
j what may lie beyn::d lis dark bor- 
I ders. 

1 There are momenta when our bel- 
ter natures arc awjikniel wiihin is 
j — when we turn hrarisick and wia 
! ry from the vanitiusof the v\orId,atid 
pause to contemplate whithtr the 
stream of lile !■* cirrying us. Then 
it is thai we tVel the netd ofa strouj;- 
er arm than tarth can give 'o lean 
upon ; and could we but thro.v oft' 
the shakles of sin, and with renewed 
energy and earntst piirjiope press f.-r- 
waid in tlie path of duty — aiming ro 
fultill tlie mi-slon of which Our Sav- 
ior has lef: an example in His Holy 
word — oar lives would be purer, our 
iiiHuence more ennobl-ng, and we 
far more happy : that when onr eyes 
grow dim with agr., aad we awatc 
our summons home, there ma}' caw. 
to us no I'dgres fu- th; joyj fro:ii 
which we have drifted aW'<y, but 
rather golden gleams ot the home 
[o which we are liasiening. — Rural 
New Yorker, 

B."L:giox — Tiiat religion thit 
goes in gilden siipper^, never take^ 
Its way throug'i the ^'straight gate"' 
along the thorny road which Heaveu- 
bunnd pilgrims travel. That reli- 
gion that glows only when the sun 
shines dies out when the stm-ni ra^o- 
and the clouds thicken. But 
religion that has Jesus erueili»d in ir, 
o;(ie!! even barefooted '>ver the hnrn- 
' iiijT sands of the "desert" and is a 
I livrht and lamp to the feet of llw 
1 "meek and hunible" pilgrim while 
pressing onward throiij^h storms an-l 
tempests to the promisid lanrl — (he 
laud of eternal n-^t. — ./. *S*. Flory. 

EbUCATIOS, like money, is a jwwer 

for jrood or tvil. A man nf good e«I- 

j ucation is a man of Iarj;e talents, and 

I places him under l«ri;e responsibili- 

t tics, hnt it shonld he remenibertd 

i that iguoranee will not le-v-H-'u oi.".- 

I responsibilities, as the improvement 

I of i»nr talents i;np'ies a duty, and that 

duly can only bo (nlly dischargcil hy 

snnouuding ourselves with sneh cii- 

cumstances as will euahle ns to sui-- 

j efsfully meet the t;reat re-sponsibilitifs 

i of life and imjnove our talent to ih.- 

f.Il extent. Tliere was a man cf 

thrre scous told us, the other dav. 

I ihal he wouh! now give 81.000 i! he 

,' had a good K'uli-h edncition. Ho 

I «as a minister, and lackcil e<hication. 

I Yunnjj reader, tliiuk of this. IVi- 

srveiimcc and application with a ii:- 

tio money nou\ will give you wli;:t 

ilnMi^andstviHHo/ whcnyou are o.'d.— 

Blast ns. 




out ri^lit eyes, tliat is, be willing lo 

part with ihe most profitable and 

i plcatant ways of sin that you may 

Inference Isl^lTchrist the desire j enjoy Christ, the desire of your m.uIs, 


then are your ilesires right, are your 
desires alter liim permanent, or only 
a sudden tit wliicli goesofl'again with- 
out efleet '.' If yuur desires after 
Clirist abide in your heart, if yonr 

tiling have I desired, that will I ppek 
after. I'sa. 27 : 4, Desire will lie a eon- 
liunal spring to diligence and indus* 
try in the way iif duly ; the desire of 
I he end quiekenetli to the use of 
means. Others may tall asleep and 
t•a^t oil' duty, but il will be lilird for 
tlinse to <lo so whose souls burn with 
lesirc after Christ, you are also 

of all nations? How vile a sin is it 
then ill any nation, upon whom the 
light of the gospel has shone, to reject 
Jesus Christ ? These say, "depart 
from us, for we desire not the knowl- 
t.lje of thy ways," Job. 21 : 14. 
Tliey thrust away his worship, gov- 
ernment and servants from amougsl 
Iheai, and in effeet say, "we will not J they can 

have this mau to reign over us." , «lieu they i , ■ ,■ l l , ,l ,1,0- 

^ I love or ilelight. Do your desires after ^ a ehnstian was once a^kcd whether 

50 of '^e was willing 10 die, he returned 
! your need of him ■.' Has conviction ! ll"« ""swer ; Let him be unwilling to 

longinjs are at all times for him,tlien | ed, in that your .'csires after Christ 
are yonr desires right. Christ always | will make death much the sweeter 
dwells in the de.sires of bis people ;; and easier lo you. •'! desire to be 
(eel him in ilieir desires | il'-*""'™' and to be with Chri.l, which 
unot discern him in their ! i* far better." I'hil. 1 : 2:!. When 

I,nkel9:14. Thus did the Jews, | love or ileligl 

I hey put away Christ from among j <^brist .spring from a deep sense 

Ihem, and thereby judged themselves 

unworthv of eternal life. Acts 13 
46. This is at once a fearful sin and 
a (Ireatlfiil sign, how soon did ven- 
gean<-e overtake them like the over- 
throw of Sodom ; () let it be for a 
warning to all nations to the end of 

(lie world. He would have gathered | hunger and lliiM, by these things 
the children of Israel under his wingi 

opened your eyes to see your misery, 
to feel your burdens, and to make 
you sensible that your remedy lies 
only in the Lord Jesus ? Then arc 

die, who is unwilling to ijo to Christ. 

0th. Let me e.xhort and persuade 

all to make Jesus Christ the desire 

and elieiec of their souls. This is the 

your desires right, brrad and water;™""" s™I>e "'' 'he Gospel. Every 
are made ueccssary and desirable by [ ertature naturally desires its own 

Iireserva'.ion, do cot yu desire the 
try tiie truth of yonr desires after | l"'eservalion of yonr precious and 
^'(,j.j,^t^ ' immorlal souls? If you do, then 

make Ciirist your iltsiie and ehoiee. 

4th. Do von, upon serious trial, 
find in you such cosiros after Ciirist 
as aliove described? O, bless the 
Lord for that day wherein ('hrist the 
desire of all nations, became the de- 
sire of your souls, ami for your coni- 
ibrt know that you aie blessed in 
this, that your eyes have been open- 
ed to see both the want and worth of 
Ciirist. Had not C.'hrist applied his 

Do not your souls eariitstly dc sire the 
bodies they live in? How tender 
aio they oftliem, how careful to pro- 
vide for thtin. though they pay a 
dear rent for ihose tenements thev 
live in. And is not illiiou witli 
Christ infinitely more desirable than 
tl.c union ofsoiiiaiid body? (), covet 
union willi him ; then shall voiir 

mind, you would never have de.-ired 
him; you would have .said, "lie bath 
no form nor cinieliness, and when we 
2, or 

as a hen doth her brood, even when 

ihe Komnii eagle was hovering over 

iliem, but they would not; therefore 

their housis were made unto them 

desolatf, their city and temple made 

an heap. 

2nd. If Jesus Christ be the desire 

of all nations, how incomparably hap- 
py luu^t that nation be that enjoys 

C'hrist iu the jiower and purity of 

his (lospel ordinances ; if Christ un- 
der a veil made Canaan a glorious 

land. Dan. 11 : 41. What a glori- 
ous place must that nation be which 

beholds him with <ipen face in Ihe 

bright sunshine of the Gospel. O, | shall see him there is no beaut 

my country, know iliy happiness and 1 we should desire him," Isa. ■)■', 

ihe day of thy visitation, what otii- as they to the spouEe, "what is thy 

CIS desired, thou enjoyesl ; provoke licloved more than anollier beloved ?" 

.'lot the Lord Jcsus to depart fioni 1 Sol. Song, 5 : 0. O bles.'^ed souls eii- 

tliee by corrii|iting his worship, long- 1 lighleucd of the Lord to see those 

iog alier idolatry, abusing !iis ines- ' things that are hid from them that 

sengers and oppressing his people,le5t I perish ; you are ole.sscd in ihat your 

his soul ilepart from ihce. jdesins after Christ area sure cvi- 

3rd. If Curist be the desire of all | deuce that the desire of Ciirist is tow- 

uations, examine whether ho be the | ard you, we may say of desires as it 

desire of your sonl in purllcular, else , is sai<l of love, we desire him because 

you shall have no benefit by him. j he tii-st desired us; you are blessed 
Aie your desires after Christ true | io that your desires shall surely be _ 
>pirilual desires'; UeHecl, I beseech | .smisfied. "IBhssed are they that: 
you, upon the frame and temper of j hunger and thirst after riglltenusness 1 

your heart. Can yon say of your do- | for they shall be filled." Matt. Ij : «. ' -^ 

«rts as I'cter dhl of )iis love to | "The desiie ol the righteous shall be' The lii^hcst average salary to der- 
Clirist? Lord, thou knowcit all j granted." Prov. 10: 24. You are|pymeuin iNcw York arc paid in the 
ihiiigs.tbou knowest that 1 desire j blessed, in that God hath guided your ! I'lote.slaut Episcopal Clnirch, two 
thee. Try your desires by the fol- , desircuo make the best choice that 1 ministers receiving ,'j!12,000 each. 
lowing testa : Has Christ the supremo ; ever was made, whilst the desires of Miss Sarali K Sniilev the Qualier 
placi lu your desires ? Do you .leeni • oH.ers arc eagerly set upon gaining <« preacher, has recenliy reeeivd ,hc 
all things hut dros.s 1,1 comparison of riches, jileasure and bouor in thel or.ii„a„ce of baptism, and furnnllv 
Mioxecllencyoi .lesus Christ your , world, any good will salisly some 'leelared herself no longer a IJuikei- 
,ord '. Do your dcircs Christ ; ,„en's happy soul, if none but Christ 1 but a member of tlie church uiiiver-' 
lea.l you to eflorl, to use all the means , ,.„„ „„,i,,y ,|,^.^ p,,„ ^ . g y^^^ ^^_.^. j j^, 

, , . souls be hapiiv when vour bodies droll 

precious eve salve to the eyes 01 yonr t , .. . ■ ' . ^, - , 

' • ' ' trom Ihcm at dealli, 2 Cor. .> : l-;i. 

How <lo the men of this world desire 
the epjoyinenis of it? They rise 
early, sit np late, &i:. anil all ihis for 
very vanity. .Shall a worldling do 
inoic fur eartli (ban you for heaven '; 
.Siiall the creature lie so earneslly de- 
sired and Christ neglected ? What 
' do all your desires in this world hen- 
' efit you if you go Christless? Sun- 
P".se yon had the desire of your hearts 
in these things, how long should yim 
j have comfort in them ifyoii have not 
Christ. JJIessed be God for Jesus 
Christ, the desire of all nations. 
Method ol Grace, 


Religious News. 


ofaceomplr-hing w ,„, y., 11 desire., hles.ed, in that there is a work of, From the .!,/„,„, C/„a/,V,„ 7V„„ , 
^_.,u say you desire Christ, but grace certainly wrought upem thy w-e learn that a Jona Wmde of 
will yon. o, o obtain your elesire? II 'soul; and these veiy .iesiros after Edeuboio, Pa., has writt 1 a Irk 
yon seek b.m carefully and ince.v-ant- ; Christ are a part thereof, in 1 entitled "Presa'^- ' 

ly n,al ... ways of ,,n.y ; if you ^ >,,„. „,cse desires him ke.,, thy i ey an,; ehre;^^' ■.:;[::'';;: 
will alrivein prayer, labor to be- soul active and working alter him j eml of this ....e hi 
lleve,.-ut, If right hami, and plnek J eouliuually iu .he way ot^dnty. Ouell873. ''"''"" ■"''"'' 

I Sjuirgeon the London Baptist Di- 
vine has so far recovered from his |at 
illness that he has commeneed pre„(,|,. 
ing again, and is expeoled to vi.^i 
Brooklyn soon, as tlic guest of Dr 
Talmagi', and will probably piead,' 
for him iu the Tabernacle, 

From Russh.— Recent dispatches 
from lierliii, iu Germany, state ihai 
there is an e.-xtensive einigiaiim, 
movement to America, amon,» the 
German colonists in Uussia. One 
hundred and twenty liiniilies arc siid 
to have left Beresina alone. We iiiust 
however not jilare too ranch conli- 
denoe iu these dispatches. — JitniU of 

Beccher says that religion lhat isn't 
"mixed" with politics and the hiisi- t>f life, is worth about as tmicli 
as yeast that is never mixed witli 

Yes, as far as dollars and cents me 
concerned, Beecher knows how to 
make things jay. W'iih itliplin 
on one shoulder and politics on the 
other we have a nice mixture and no 
doubt it will niis€. 

Benjamin Franklin, a selfmadc 
iiiah, Editor-in-chief of the -Iwe/i'mn 
Cliri.tlian Ilesinr, C.'iiicinnati, i.ow 
si.xty-iwo years of age, ha" served is 
an evangelist thiriy-sevcn years, and 
as an editor thirly-five years. He is 
the most noted evangelist among the 
Diiciplos, having visited more Stalen, 
travelled iiioie extensively, and held 
more protruded niretings, than any 
other man among this prop e. He has 
baplized wiih his own hands over 
8,(1011 peopli'. 

The (bllowing is a clip from the 
Chi-laikiii Slandard : With the wonl 
ofthoLor;! before me, no jiei'soii i^ 
born again until he is biplizod ; u» 
person is convci tell iiutil he is h;ip- 
ti/ed ; no person is regenerated until 
he is baplizeil. A person may he 
ba[iti/,ed and not be born again, hal 
born again he cannot be without he- 
ing baptized. A ]'.cr.«e.n may he hs|.- 
tizcd a'lil not. be converled, but con 
verleil he cannot be without hciap 
bajitized. A person may be bajiiii^ 
ed and not be regenerated, hut regiu- 
erated be can not be without hem;; 

Tue Misxiuniii-y llemld slates thai 
the field of Christian missions i» 
what is distinctively kiiowu as i"'' 
heathen w.o-ld cmbiaces a ptipula 
lion of 700,000,000. Of these sevcu- 
eighths are attached lo one orethn 
ol'tlio llilvc great svstelils—Mio"'"'" 
medanisni, Hindooisni and ''"' , 
hi^m. Tlio lirst as yet lelaii 
nutonched, stiil ]uisljcs its pi 
lain in Alrica and every where 
as a lianier to ihe Cnrisiiaii 
In India even univci'sily gl'' 





111 iiiiiia v,s>ii \iii\ ■>■-.'••• J o .iT' 

eelebrale llic (kvracled riles of H" ' 
■ h.oisiii .\nd Bnibllnsni, with ■- 
aOO.OOO.OOO votaries, has baldly mv ' 
loncbed bv Christiao iiiHuenccs. y 
Jfcrald draws the coliclusiou tli.' 
there isa great deal of hard ""rl- 
be done yet. 


Youth's Department. 


BV J. R. RAri'". 

l)i':itli comu^ alike to nil. Tl-.o 
young, ill" little iioys and girls, trip- 
ping' Ilt^litiy ami guyiy along llie 
floKcrt-d jjullnvay of life, arc as sud- 
denly cailfd away as the old, tiiose 
who have ripfiied ttrough lungytars 
for lilt.' crave. The little ones with 
their blooming cheeks and their 
bright eycd i""« tli« flfweis of earth. 
They gladden all around thorn witii 
(htii- ntesenee. The glad sunshine 
iifthuir young faces, and the merry 
gushing oftheir young hcartsenliven 
the less cheerAil journey of the did 
fiulKTS ami motliers. 

IJui siiiiK' flowers die in llie early 
Spring-time, het'or'; they have had 
time to fully open their petals lo the 
bright sunshine and iriaiure into the 

.S'l liule lioys and ^irl^ are nl'u n 
raUed liyur good Heavenly Father 
from the happy home circle on earth, 
und the fund endirace uf their parents, 
to bh)om forever in the beuutitul 
land that JcHus makes glad by His 
presence. 1 am going to tell \ou a 

-Iiori story of link (jeurge ^^^ , 

mIio died thus early but who went 
awny happy bccuise ho loved Jo^us, 
anil knew that Jesus luved him. 

Goorgie was just seven \ ears old. 
a bright, happy little boy who loved 
uverybody and whom everybody 
-ijvod. He had a good pupa and 
I'lamma who taught him to pray and 
'cl'fgocd. He iiad a prelty lioine 
'iiapretiy town, in a prelty part .of 

the fading li^'ams uf the sun were 
kissing the flowers arouml the cot- 
tage, gooil-nighf, iiiilf Gcorgie, tak- 
ing his wliip i[) his hand, ami bidding 
his mamma an hour's good-by started 
to meet his papa at the store. On 
his way he hari to enns the railroad, 
andju.stas he passed it the puffing 
engine rolled by dragcing heavily a 
long (rain of nirs. f^ittle Georgie 
turned un.unil to look at the rattling 
train. He struck al the wheels with 
his whip. The lash bee-ime entan- 
gled, and little Geoigie iu his en- 
deavor to tear it loose, stumbled and 
fell under the ear, and seveial wlieels, 
carry ini; tlieirneavy load, passed ovei 




A litpovtfr u wanted from entry Ohurdt 
in the broHitrhood to Hend ua Church newt. 
Obt(Hiirie», Anno-iineemr.ntH nr anything fhnt 
willing of ff en f ml mfereMt. To insnie 'in»ev- 
(ion, (he-wvitoznname iiiiiHt necompani/ earh 
coinmu nicali/)n. Our inmtation i» not per- 
uonul hut generals— pUMncTenpo ltd to our call. 

Kaston. \V. Va., ( 
Kebrnarv 1-1,1873. f 
Ik'ir Pift/r/'/n: — Yon still make 
your weekly visits to m;' home, away 
up here amcuig the hills and valleys 
ofWV'st Va. I know I would i.dss 
you greatly were you to "pass roc by" 
in going to and fro over tliu world. 
The work our periodicals have to do 

severed fr.mi his body. A strong 
n)an seeing him fall, Ivaped from the 
train and picked up the pour cruslied 

him. His lender limbs « ere almost | is immense, they are silent teneliers, 

and penetrate where the living voice 
of God's ministers cannot, or do not 

form and carrying it home laid it 
tenderly on the Kofii, where the 
smiles of the pictures and the breath 
of the sweet flowers might be above 
him and around him as his young 
life ebi el uway. 

Then .strong men ami tender wo- 

wheel at the cistern, and the light 
that never was on sea or laid, the 
light of divine love, glorified the face 
of the dead. 

lypt us then live thai when our 
.summons comes we can draw our 
rol)eH arouiid U8, like one who lies 
down to pleasant dreams. We know 
that our loss is her gain, but it is 
hard, Oh ! so hard to say "Thy will 
be done," and bow in cocek submiss-* 
iou to His will. \V« know that He 
who U the resurrection and the lifK 
will help in every trouble. There- 
fore let ns leave all to Him, knowing 
Ue doelh all things well. 

Id the one hope, L, II. M. 

liL' einmiry. His fat-ier and mother 


lov.d evcryihliig beautiful and good. 
Their beamiful liitlo cott::gc was sur- 
romuled witli beautiful llowers and 
Viiiei atitl uvernreen trees, that made, 
't look liKc u pamdi^e. The rooms 
';lil>e cottage were hung «iih bcautiv 
•ul pictures, and good and bcaulitu! 
books wore nu the tables and in liio 

^^'^' n^ed to p;,ss thi^ beautiful 
''l^'oe every ,lay, wl.ere Gcorgie and 
"■ebroilK-rsand sisters live.l so hap- 
J|"y with their p^vuts. We knew 
"'« little b.ysuud girls .rthlsbo.uo 
l^^re happy and good, ueeaus(; thoy 
'"^Y^K^h goa.l parents, and had so 
''™ iK^auty an.l goodness a.ouud 
|"^'n;a»dbuysand girls that always 
'I'^'e things g,md and h.autifu! about 
^^"b grow good and beautiful thom- 


Tii'Tos, Cepah Co Iowa, 1 
February 18tli, 73./ 
Dear Pilgrim: — I will pen a few 
lines for ihe brethren in the ministry 
upon the charge given by the Savior 
to His servants, "Occupy till Icome." 
As every one has received at least 
one talent t<i put the same lo usury, 
or make use of the same in such a 
way as to accumulate an increase by 
bis talent, and consequently everv 
versary. Qj,g ^^j^^ js :t faithful servant will he 

Since bisi I took up my pen to I diligeutly engaged iu meditating of- 
, write to you, death hxs be.iu walking \ ten in what way and manner h=i mjy 
was liiile Georgie. Not a tear | „p ^ud ' down through our land, I make the best 'use of bis talents, so 
dimmed hi-i eye, not a groan es^caped | k„.,ckiiig at almost every door. Our ! that he can know his labor is pro^t- 
bim. aiid as drop by drop hisyouog Jiulc circle was rutlde^^ly invaded j able and not hid in a napkin, no 
blooil Howcil from his mutilated form, j and one of the fairest ami best was I matter what the napkin be, "conve- 
be -sangsnatciies of his Sundayscliool ^.^H^,,] t„ -Spirit lifr-." C'afndy and uience," "afterwhile,"' ''some other 
songs. Conselims that lie was dying I fearlessly she went down to the Jo r- time,'' or anytiiing else. Xow I d, 

<l:in of death fur her hope was in Je- 
sus, an anchor to bear her above the 
ciiilliug wave-!. Life was bright be^ 

fore her, and the radiarure t'una the j be understood in the hmguage 3f the 
golden future siied its light around | Savior, "Go into all the world, and 
her pathway. But Gu-l's ways are ' preach the Uospjl," and also in the 
not our ways— He saw not as we sec language of St. Taul, "I*reacli the 

would so.'iii lie with him. Jist before ' ^yj^)! -i ff|;inee of his omni.-clent eye' word in season aud outofseason,"Ac 

i'O died be asked his p.ipa to lay him , He scanned the platie, ami seeing the ' I have noticed, very ofieu, in 

higher. : some distriels, four, live and more la - 

go. And too, that which is read in 
the circle at home Is often more effect- 
ive than many sermons. The mind 
is more at rest, and seems to be with- 
drawn from the excitemetils and 
amusements of the outside world. 
The '-mind itself a kinj^dom is," 
wlierein is fought the battle of lifei 

nu'ii gathered in and all mingled \ and the victory gained over the ad- j 

their tears with the sorrow-stricken 

hearts that bowed around the dying 

boy, IJut the bravest lieart there 

he told his dear papa and mamma 
that iie was going home. He called 
fcr his young playmates and with 
smiling face he bid them good-by, 
t(-lling them of Ins love lor them and 
Ids dear parents iind brothers and sis- 
ters, but that he loved Jesus too, and 

not want my brethren to uiidci'sland 
me to etiarge aoy one of not nmkliig 
auv use of liis talents, but 1 wisli ii» 

oiu'c more in bis little bed, but he j evil to come, t'aid come up 

could no; 111' moved; aud just six 
bonis afcr the ho.ivy wheels had 
p^is-icd ')Ver bis tendt-r form his young 
."•jtiiit took its ft gilt. 

We bownd our head with the rest 
In the sorrowing crowd. We ji-sisted 
to dress the poor rrusheil b'ly and to 
fold Iii> lltiie hands across liis breast. 
It was a painful death ti'r one so 
vouiig and protnlsing, and yet it was 
happy. It was young an I innocent 
cliildlKiod passing away before the 
taint of earth bad fastened upon it, 
vet it was <'hil<lhoou passing away 
almost as if with the wisdom of age. 

Such was the life and death of lit- 
tle Georgie. We laid biui away 
where the flowers bloom aud the 
green tro.'s wave tlicir branches over 
his grave; iu a spot, nhcrcthe beaniy 

thy life work is done. Sad sorrowing boring brethren, sitting at the stand 

g'lefand sorrow (■;une sudden- 


omc, ami :il- 
,,| - ^"'i^Ml years hav,. p.i^s.,'.!, 

1ui,.r '''' '''"'*' alsooon.cs l>mk tlii; 

"""■■vtningjustattlieUoiir wlitn 


liciii'ls fim! their only isiiiilurt now the same time, wlierc uuc or two an' 
in luokiui; beioud llie briglilM»s of sufficient I'ur t:> conduct a nieeling 
the stars, lieyonil the diainess oC the and to iM-cach the Word there, anil 
canh, to the Olcstial Cily wheie the ' some ofthese brethren may not make 
while-robed angels dwell. Onearth use of their calling hut a few times 
we have the mclanelioly satisfaction : in a year. Others again we noti c 
of uoiu'.; wiierc raised inoiiiids and who are laboring; liiithfnlly in thv 
halTowed inscriptions li-ll of ihc loved Master's cause, are also ciubarres-ed 
dead. All !' How bh'sscd Ihc righteous ^ with "convenience." itc, lor often «c 
when he dies." It is the •'uevcf- I liear that such met with the bieihrcn 
forever" that wrings the heart with iu large coiigrOitati'iiis, where lliey 
agony, never here— forever there. \ have large inecting-liou^es, churches 
Life at the longest, can't be loag.aml organized for niaiiyyiais, and plenty 
ere 111 iny years roll aivay, the angel of able brethren in the ministry, aN 
Azraol will come for us, and bear us thougli there may be ibere at the 
awav from care and toil. May we ] same time, si.\, eight or more able 
of Ihc home \vh<re he lived and died \ |,|q "hcable to siiv as did our dear one, ' speakers together to attend the pn-ach- 
might lloi'rish_ where his crushed [ __,.j)j„., ,.„„ sjj ,1,^, Katlicr and dc- 1 ing for the day. Now there are new- 

1 ' Iv organized chiiivlies in tlioir infan- 
cy, and ipiilo yniing aud -.uak, even 
f..ldcd," sntreiiug for ihe >vaut o! iiclp 

boi y sloe IS. I hope .all the little . ,, , , 

I II I I ,1,;- .11,,,-v ■■•us "I'c aith me — then wn\ 

bovsand girls who lead lliis sloi_\ 

imiy iiiin to be as god a. little Ucor- ! wo fear lo cross over. 

gic WHS and lo love tlic dear Savior "Snow-white hand 

us he (lid. And we hope the parents j^^^. ,||^,;,, ,j.„|.|. is, lone— the record is where such €-..«ld Iind the verv p.a-- 
of ihc same lilile boys and girls may j.ij,g|.,i_.i,„ j,,,!,],.,, bowl is Ijrokcn, I to find labor desired, and where the 
aim lo make Ihc homes of their dear i '' ' «> . , , li,.;,,.,- talents of such would be crowmsl 



labor, when like hpie in Cedar Co., 
Iowa, the tails cnnin iVnni so many 
places repGaleilly, ''Oiniie pna'-li for 
us, ^'omc ami give ns a mcetiii;^," 
where niuny are inquirini; for tiie 
gooil old v.-rtv to walk therein. 

A very large ten ilory is open here 
for laborer?, us they are lew in oum- 
her here, :uul we ran only hnld meet- 
ings at Mnne jiliiees every ti^htweeki^ 
and at some four weeks, and at some 
plnres from whe>e the cniis are re- 
peated, noc at all, consequently *^(mif 
will at last wander aslray and will 
follow snrh teaching which will final- 
ly lead 1 lie ni to dtstruetion and be 
loht. Therefore brethren now cmld 
make liie bc?t nse of their talents 
here, and io sneh a way where their 
lahors wonid be jn-ofitatde. and per- 
haps more so than if ihcy w.-ud even 
po to the far Ea'^t or Vvc-^t, North or 
South, a'Uong I'fgan^, hralliens or 

I sfC there arc calls fur laborers 
from many placti?, and I think not 
any wiihont a good cause, bnt p.rhaps 
not many jdaeos wliere sncb a fair 
prosjiect is ni)en, and where laborers 
arc more needed tiian here. Onr 
Chnrch is in a gond and prospeiona 
conditio;), the l^ord has done great 
things inr ns dnring the la>t two 
yeaiB. We nninber abont 50 mem- 
bers, considerably scattered, and the 
way is open for brethren to come and 
setile down with ns^, where they will 
lind a lar;5c field lo labor in. Land 
•is very ferlilu. and all inipvoved, gen- 
erally good bnildings, timber and 
water plenty, and can be bonglit as 
cheap or clicaper llnin any imeean go 
into new Ian .1 and make the iieeos- 
&ary improvements. 

Yonr brother in love. 

Samuel Mussklman. 

Dear Pilgriux : The hijalth and 
prosperity ot' ibis arm of tbc' Church 
at present is prcily good, with a lit- 
tle txeeption. We had seven acces- 
sions ibis fall, one of the seven, iSa- 
manlbu Collins living in Ijoekport, 
tells us tbo way sl:c came to k[iow 
the Brethien. One day she was at 
the hon*o of a proprietor of a Paper 
Mill iu the village, and saw a part of 
a book lying od ;i stand. Slie asked 
to read it. The lady, gave it to her 
and giiid it <ame there among tlic 
rags bronglJt on the Csmal boat ■.vliicli 
they had bouglit. When s^he rea<l it 
she found it wus a pari uf a iiooU 
written by Elder IVter Xaed of Day- 
ton, Ohin, known as "Xeud'sTlieolo 
gV." In ihat Wdik she fuund a peojdc 
wlioolu'V'il tlu^ (j(isi)eliu ilsprimiiive 
pUiitv, jind ihat was tlic cbnrth she 
had been f-ccking for, for the si)acc of 
seven years. ISlie said she believed 
there wat a church that did obey uie 
commandments uf Christ all this t^ev- 
<n years ^^ecking, bnt knevvnol where 
iu lind it until she found pari of 
Nead's Theoh)gy. From that time 
on she sought U.l* Church, and as the 
writer \va'> through ihat vi- 
cinity and preached in the town in 
whieli she liveil, he acquaint- 
ed wiih her and she requesit-d the 
wlioh: I) '» k. lie gave \{ to her, and 
she read it and gave it lo her neigh- 
bor, a Jjutheran lady, and at our 
CommnniuQ in f5Ci)tember, both oi 
ihem came the distance of fifioeu 
uiiJes and were baptized. Sis-ter Col- 

lins ahove named, was a member of 
the L'aptist ('liurch. She said at one 
lime cliR callfd npon be minister lo 
give an exjdanHtinu of the 13th chap- 
ter of. John. His response was, "if 
my f'-ct arc dirty, I wash my own 
feet' She ssid lo him, "yon are a 
pretty minister, you jn-ofess to preach 
the wimic (Jospel to us, and inasmuch 
as von make light of lhi.i chnpler you 
make light o'*your Savior, (te." 

How rcmarkahlv strange sometimes 
things occur. In the case above the 
book was thoug^it lo l>e entirely use- 
le.'S, .sold by snmeboly in rags, was 
separated and 'aid asltlo and jmi- ! 
uounced wortli nothing. I-Jut in ir, ; 
ihcie waf? a message (though secreted 
in rags), a me.-sage that directed ihc 
soul to the Cbnicb of God. I believe 
that God bad a hand in _ this mattir, 
and that He has a grnU work tur her 
to do, and our prayer is, that sister 
C'dlins, with all others, may bo 
briL^ht i.nd sliining lights in (he 

John Nicholson. 

Dear Pifgrit/i: — As yon request 
Church news, I thought to wrilc a 
few lines for your columns tlial may 
be of some interest lo those that read | 
it. We appoinle<l a meeting on the i 
lOlh of December, for brethren Ja- 
cob Birkey and Jesse divert, but 
ibe latter failed to come, yet we had 
five very intcre-ting meelings. and a 
good feeling was manifc->led among 
the people. 

On Sntiday fnUowing, bting the 
lOth, brethren Jcs.c Calvert, David 
Hoslettler and Is:iac Berkev came to 
us unexpectedly. We npponted an 
evening meeling .it our sebool-house, 
on Monday ai sisier Hannah Cuni- 
gardner's house, and in the evening 
at tliG school -bcuj^e, had a large con- 
gregation. The teacher and neigh- 
bors were mut ii iuterefiled, and all 
were willing to stop the school fur 
the week. On Thursday the 23d was 
verj' cold, and snowed all day, we 
bajnizeii three liersoos, the ice being 
nearly two feet thick, which took 
much hibor to cut thr«<ugh, bnt the 
brethren were willing to labor to get 
lioor sonis in the fidd of Christ. On 
Sunday iti'.' 2Gth,<uio more, a mother- 
less danghier, was added to iheehurcli 
by baplii^ni, while many more were 
almost peisuuded to be Christians, and 
others conteraphite uniting with the 
Chnreli soon. May the prayers of 
the Churcii go up loGod in their i)c- 
haU that they may not pul. iL oil' until 
ills too late. The Lord reward those 
brethren fortlieir labor, and that llie 
word spoken iiy them may he a-* brea<i 
cast upon the waters thai may be 
gatUcrcd not niauy days hence. 


Lagrange Center^ Ind. 

Editors of the Pilgrim : — I had 
not seen a number of your paper for 
a long time, until lately I wa^at Bro. 
J. H. Flora's where a meeting was 
held. He was endeavoring to make 
up aclnb for the PiLuitlM, and seeing 
that the paper liad improved much, it 
induced nic to try it for the present 
year. A few days since I received 
the ]'ii/;rim and .\lmanne, and am 
nrnch pleased with them. I have read 

the Prr.GKiM and it contains many 
good lessons. It, like many other 
tilings, is condemned by many, (breth- 
rei^ nol excepted), up-)u the.^c grounds, 
(bey say, all that is written is nothing 
more than men's opinions. Admitted; 
so is preaciiing mens opini 'Us, out 
always wheis we hear nr'-ead rt-ligions 
conversation we should notrondenin 
it n:t!il we have examine 1 tlio Word 
of God, ami if it does not harinonize 
with that, (hell weciiu truly say that 
it is only riocrrioes of mm. 

Itnar' brethren, when yon write, 
let yonr pen he governed bv the spirit 
of tile Gospel, that we contend fir no 
do;-trine save that Mliich was (mce 
delivered tt) tiie saints, iuit strive to 
kec]) in view the landmarks that onr 
ancient fsihers havescc. So we hop;' 
the Pilgrim will visit ns weekly and 
bring us ioleresting items that cannot 
he condemneiL by tiie words of eter- 
nal Truth. Let us prove all things, 
and hold ftss. (o that wliicli i:- good, is 
tive prayer of your unworthy servant. 
.lE.tEMiAn Baiinhaut. 

JietrmL V«. 

Miitors Pilgrim : — Wo desire to 
coiiiribute onr mite of clinrcb news to 
ilie brethren through llie ]*n,';itiM,by 
staling that through an invitation, 
Elder H D. Davy came lo us on the 
25lh of Janu.iry, and im the evening 
of that day and the next morning, 
(Sunday), preached two sermons at 
the Kowlaiul Meeting-honse, near 
Canton, brethren Conrad Cay lor, W. 
Murray, Noah Longenecker and Aa- 
rou Sliively also being present and 
taking part iu the exercises. On Sun- 
day evening we repaired to the Cen- 
ter Meeting boi'.se, and continued to 
meet day and evening until Tue^day 
evening, brother John Clement also 
coming to us. We had veiy good 

eetings, a full house and good at- 
tention. V/e earnestly pray that the 
good seed sown luay not all have 
been sown in vain, bnt;ne may 
have fallen upon good ground, hj)ring 
up and bring fruit unto eternal life, 
some thirty, some sixty and some a 
hundred fold. Yours in love, 


— -■■- i^> m 

C0RI>ET.IA, CaI.., 1 

Feu. 12th., 1873. J* 
Dear -Editors: — Perhaps a (ew 
words from this part of the world 
would interest you. The topic 
is "the weather." Our winler has 
been an nnusually fine one. We had 
some hard frosts, but light freezes. I 
saw ice abou: a quarter of an inch 
once or twice tliis winter and tiiat 
was cold ibr onr ever tine climate. 
We have green vegetables the year 
round, such as turnips, radishes, let- 
tuce and onions. Almond trees lilo.s- 
somed some time ago and the peach 
trees are almost out. 

Onr growing grain looks promising 
and every availalile spot of land is 
lieingsnwu with the expectation of 
reaping a bountiful harvest. Farmeis 
say, we have bad snllieient mins to 
insure a crop even if we should gei 
no more, hut our rainy season cim- 
tiuues up to May/hough generally no 

very heavy showers in the Spiin,, 
months, they arc only occasional ^ 
Mtne Anmi. 
Cauuik p. Foster. 

D,-ar Pifgrm-.—Oii (he first S,i„, 
day of the present month, (Feb..) l\^^, 
brethren of the Browusvillu Chiirc!i 
Washington Co., Md., cnnmenedu 
tncellug, and (tnnlinned for sonic six 
day.s. Th'? ministering brethren nics- 
enl were Brown and (Jil.l)uns nf jli^, 
Bush Creek Congrcgatloti, Fr.-deritjli 
Co. Md., and D.jnleMVoIt'of \V;;,[,. 
iug'.on Co. Md. 

Part of the limu the roads were in 
bad condition for travel, vet there 
was pretty good attendance hv ide 
people of the camniunity, and qonil 
attention paid to the pre:ic!iiii}i, ami 
although ibere wore noiie added tn 
the church, I am sure grol iaipre-s- 
ions were made on many who atteml- 
ed, and the prospects are that snmo 
will yet dechire on the L<K'd's slilc, 
and will »-:iv, that they st irfc:! lu 
think about their sonitj t»'st iuleresl 
at this meeting. The ("hnreh wit* 
built up oy the eifor'* then laailc lo 
extend the Hvileemer's Kirgduni. 
Kmvnuei, Slifkr. 

Barkettsv!U,\ Md. 


30, 1873, at the house of llie bride's fatlu'r, 
bv tU« unUereiijiicd, Samui'l lloriiiicf^k 
iiiul Hiss Jlary £. Rotliruck, botli of 
Wliite Co.. lad., Job. Amici; 


FLOKY.— Near Roiitli Englisli, in Hie En- 
glish Rivel Oistrict, Keokuk I'n , lo«a. 
Febnuuy 17tli 1373, Snlomoii 0,, yunn 
Kcsl child or bmtlu'i' Jiiul and sister S«- 
Siin Pliiry,orl,unKr,-vur im.l Kr.syiielM 
combined, aged 2 years 1 inolitli and '-0 
d;iys. Funeral discoiliae by the bretlirea 
from 3d Suiunel, IStli ihapter 23rd verse 

Thus 1ms one more glorifled spirit lieeii 
added to the happy lliron- in Heaven. Oh. 
tlml we may all be i>er.nitted to meet » 
with all the Redeemed around llie throne o( 
God. «• F- f l.o«'- 

(t'i»i(or please cojiy. I 
ENGLAH.-In Ihe Pipe Creek ClimA 
(Jarrcdl Co., Jld., February l"!',.'*,,.,,: 
M., dnuglitcr of Josiah and Caroline "' 
gler, aged 14 years, 6 moullis ami . 

The subject of lliis notice was an anii»^ 
blc, intelligent girl, and Ihongli fall "I »^^ 
and mirlli. her amusemenls nud enjoy""'^ 
were of sucli a naluro that her paroins. » ^ 
those Willi whom she was surrouadeJ, >«^ 
led to conclude Ihat she had not yet ero»^^ 
I ho lino of accountability. She die 
Consumption. May the Lord '""'f"';,^^ 
slriclteu parents, brothers and Ultie si» '^^^ 
and help them mid us all to '■'■""""''"^^,^„ 
solemn words of the wine man lln' ^^^^^^ 
used on llio occasion, "liejoioe, , > ^^j 
man, but know thou that lor all ^^'^■ 
will bring llicc to Judgment. "^ pTOSF" 
(CWjM7.i«» please copy the '■'"°'''''' 

NEIIR. ■ In the Sugar <;i«l;,|;'»,';i ;,'.i * 
Co , Ohio, son of urotlier Aa m ' ^ „,,„, 
ler Kobecca Nelir, aged 4 yei"'. 

and 7 days. _ ^ . „. 

MILLE«.— Also January S'l'i; '.''Ji,',; i; 
ellu v., daughter ot uioUi'i 

and sister Miller, aged 8 w-ier.^. 


"TTm'TTOjr —Also ill llio samo branch 
"'n¥ ml, ISW. l.rntUi-1' Wcsloy H, Raii». 
'■' ....111 "li vcais. Filiicrii'i occasiim 

Tl,e wibj^l or ihis "otico luid lice, for 

■s nil pxpelletl member, but wbe 

The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES OEEEK, PA-, Mar. 4th, 1073. 
C§^ Hciw ToBPnd money. -.All Hums over 


(Krysipelas), wns like- | $1..W, should be sent either in a checlc, 

Ij. to liiovc falal 

ho became nliirmod, and drat^ or postal order. If neither of tliesu 

•111,,.. 10 die out of tlic Cliurcb, lie , =»" '"■ obtained, have the letter registered. 

„t some ten miles for the eldora of the tW When JIosey is sent, altcai/t send 

**"" 1 to visit him immediately anl re- ' with it the name and address of those who 

''""^'■minto thochuicb, which was at- I P^-"' ''■ Write the uamca and post office a» 

"Illo on the 41h, at which time be ' l'l^'"".v «' I'"-"'!''- 

1 re-rcltcd his living so long outside | ^$^ ''"'"• *"'''"■"'" f'"- ««, gels a 
otlbc CImrch, but thanked God that he 

toll been cnrneslly engaged in prayer and 

lelifvcil his prayers were heard, and on the 

iiimniuS of the Olh lie breathed his last. 

rmici-U ocensiou of all the above by the 

IMlhreii. Dak.iii. IJuoweu. 

ETTBH —On Feb. 17lh, 1«7S. in the Low- 

rr Cuiiibeiland Church, I'a.. brother 

,S,nlae; Ellor, aged (in ye.vrs and H days. 

funeral srrvicns by brethren D. Keller 

,uid .Incoh Hollingcr, from Isa. 38: 1. 

JI. JI11.1.ER. 

I'lSIIKl,.— Tn the Uopewcll (tburch, Feb. 
lilh, 187a, sister Clivistina Fislicl aged 
31 yean, limns, and days. Fnn'Tal 
services by Ohl. .Jacob Sicel and S. A. 
Moore, Iroio 1st Tbcss. 4: 11. 

OAKS —In tlie llupowell Cbiirch. Bedford 
Cn., Pa . Dec, 14th, 1872, brother Fred- 
erick U.iks. ai;ed «1 years, 11 luos, and 10 i 



Tiifi aliove wor(^s .seem (o lie the 
subject of wonie imfiiiry, ami wo liavo 
been rcqiiesteil td give tlip (]efinition 
ot each, am! show the (iiirerencc (if 
incMniirt^, if there i^i any, wliieh seems 
to he a niatler of douiit with some 
wlio regaTiI then", as svnniiomous 
te-ms. These coiieiusions, no duiiht. 
liave been arrived at from the manuer 
in which Ihev* are generally used. 

That there is a difference, i?* very 

dayj. Funeral aorviees by -'olm W. ! p^.j,jj.|,( „.|„,„ „.,, „.,cc|,p their ori- 
liriunh'Uiirli and J. Snowbcrger, from _ ' 


llcv. 14: 13, i:i. 

O.VKS-— In the same Church, sister Kliza- j 
heth Oaks, wile id' the above a^cd 72 yrs. ; 
11 rails, and 22 d;iys. Funeral services by j 
Elders .lacoh Steel and .lolin \V. Bniin- j 
liansh fmiii lleliiews i:i: 14. I 



Please announce throusb the Pilgkim 
lliiltiMir Distrirrt Meeting will bo held on 
the l;)th of May in the Cook's Creek C<in- 
1,'ic^atlon, Hockiiigiiam Co . Va. 

Soi.osiox (J.\RnEK. 

"in and definition. 

Trine, is fniin theL'itiii won] frtiius 
and siciiifie.«, threefold or thrice re- 

Triune is fnuii the L:itin words, 
Iri — Ihire, and nniis, one, lojjetlier •'/■(' 
— tine — three in one. 

With tlieword iminersiou attached 
to it, as our querist has it, we have 
Trinfi Immersion, which is eqnis-alent 
to three immersiuin', or being inimers- 

Tlic District Sleeting for North Missouri i 
Hill be luilil OP the 7th and l*lli of March in | 
Ac Sniilli Fork Branch, Clinlon Co., (near | ''•' tnriee. 

Pl.usbmi;), in the Biclbrcn's Meeting- i i„ 'friune Immersion, we have three 
house. A gcuernl :vpreseutation desired. 

Tlitisc coining by It. R. will stop oif at 
Plntlsburg. OuciKot M'itweii. 

Plense make the following announcement 
ia llic WnitKi.v I'li.oKixi. Tlie District 
Moeling of West Virginia, will be held in 
Seneea District, eight miles west of Mouth 
I'f Rciieca, at Union School House, in Dry 
fork tcwnsliiii. liandoliih Co., on Friday 
■nil Salmday, nth :ind lOlh of JIay. For 
■oy further iuformnlioii ad-lriss the undcr- 
•isned at M„i,t|i of Seneca, 

Pendleton Co., W. Va. 
By order of the Church. 

Asa IIailman. 

^"lo.thniugh Ibis niedinm, iufoiin tlie 
™lireu nu.l clriir,li,.9 ,.,,M,pi ising lite lirsl 
"alncl or Viri^i,,,;,, ii,;,i i.;.M^y ,„„| Salur- 
Jjy her.uc the f„„,lh Soodavi,. April, is 
™ tmie ;ipp„i„u.,l f„r the holding of the 
Muual District .Meeting, and will be held 
Ik, V '„''""' "" prcveuUvc iiroiiileuce, at 
,»;, ,'''y ^'eeling.hou,.e in Botetourt Co., 
ZJ, "•"'"' "'■ Amsterdam. A full at- 

„,' ," "iidcrsigncd also inforirs liis broth- 

ij'numlhe has a luiiubur of Kc'w Hymn 

"' on band for sale. B. F. .Moomaw. 


Senii for orhl number.s of tlic I'a.- 
"■"« forfiec disiributiou. We desire 
'» pill n coin- iu the hoiuf of every 
'"■"llier and sister in the land, and 
" O'liws iliat might ho bonelited liy 
J|"'jjiiil! them. How many will aid 
liuiiv '"'''-■'■'I.'!! oiiiiios for distribn- 
a«.i ; *''■'"' '" ^"'11' oidcrsaud thus 
"^'^t us n, the good work. 

immersions iu one immersion or three 
actions to complete one inimersiou 
which so beautifully harmouizcs with 
our mode of ba|itism that it occurs to 
us that it would be much mure ap- 
proprialc for us to accept the term 
Triune Immersion, iusteail of Trine 
I:uracrsioii. Trine Immersion really 
sionities tliree immersions, and to 
fullv carry ou! the sense, iu baptism, 
it would neeessitale thcadmiuistrator, 
each lime, to lift the subject entirely 
out of the water ami give three dis- 
tinct irameisions which would entirely 
destroy tlic trinity and unity of the 
God-hiail. Bui in Triune Immer- 
sion we have thie:' in one, liy the sub- 
ject being taken in llie water and the 
lower part of the body immersed In 
the walcr, ulius, and rcinuin lliere 
whi c the upper part is immersed in 
<aeh of the names of the Triuily, (/■«, 
thus making three immersions in one 
immersitm which uiaUesa beautiful 
li^uiu of the Goddiead and (uUy co- 
incided Willi the coninii.ssion, bapliz- 
iug ihem ill t.'ie name of the Father, 
and of the Sou and of the Holy 


or l;iie, u, iiiiiiiLer of cniicisma I 
liuve beoii .-ent uh, utio ofwliich we 
admit tlii3 week, u:u!er the caption,! 
"Simplicity-." Thi.s wc do, not to (Vis- 
coiirage but for improvement. 

Criti/isnis, \vi7ely :idniiiii6li;red, i 
are ]\iii the tliiui'S wo need, :ind j 
would grcitly improve and el'vaic 
our standard of litt:raluro, and wc 
would open a special depirtniciit I'ur 
tiiis purpose svere we assured that our | 
conirilmtors would benr it. Tlie re , 
should ha no possible onbiiCL' tak- ■ 
on from friendly criticisms, espcciaU; 
!y among c!iildreii,(assnch we claim | 
to lie) when it is done for our 'lentfit 1 
and iniprovement. 

When we attended sc'inol, in our 
Lileiary Sociiilies, there was a fritic 
appointi'd to eriiicise, not only our 
cjoiposition^, but the manner in 
which we stoo\l, ire.tlures &c., and 
that in the most 7\r/id manner. We 
n-it Only bore it, out we desired it, 
beeause we knew it was ibr onr own ; 
improvement. In tlii". spirit exactly ; 
we wish our cotitribiiiors to ivt-eive 
any criticisms that may btj ottered 
ou their compositions. 

Asa timely hint we would say ; 
study bieviiy. Write only wheu you 
have sometliiuj; to write about, and 
Itt that be to the point. Uen:cmber, 
apologies- tire a wasle in paper, inU, 
and lime of writing thern ; a waste 
of f ostagf, a wase in comp'.sitor's 
timt', and 11 waste in reading, in fact, 
it is wnsilc all aiouad because there 
is noihiog at all in them. Do not 
apoKigize but write with .such abili^ 
ty as God may give, he brief and to 
tbe point ai^d we will exai-t no 


M'c a'.e in want iifaln-ge number 
of p'ain prjciical arl>clos ami we 
hope our roa'ler.s wi'l get to work 
and 8iipi>ly as promiitly. Tlie w.irld 
i^ G(4's groat biok of instnictiou 
and u living witness of the Bible. 
Wl'iuf V( r and whore-ever then- is an 
idea :^u^L:es;cd llat might he of gen- 
eral intere-t, make it the sul jiet ol 
an article for the I'ti.oitlM. 

If our whole Cliurch was made up 
of such material, our eirculaticn 
would he increased by the thousands. 
How nincli better to gpcnd money 
thus, than to waste it in decorating 
our daughters with the fnviolities of 
fashion which impart no knowledge, 
but tend to the destruciio.i of the 
soul. Kathf-r-s and mother?, if you 
Iiave sons and daughters, see that thoy 
are fcuppHcd with the Pilgrim. 
Some have done ii, and there are 
hundreds more tiiat should do it. 
Think ofthis. 


Abraham L. Xeff: Tl;e money 
was not received. 

Jo.'^. Amicii, All postal orders 
nmst bf made payableatHuntingJon. 

L. Workman : You say Susa 
Ijong paid $2.50 but this information 
will do lis no good unless we iiave 
her addrej-s. 

D. Miller: M. J. MeCIure's pa^ 
pers are sent and we suppose he gets 
them now. His addresti is changed 
to Prospect, as ordered. 

Jo.SEI'H KlTTENHorSE : J. P. and 
D. W. are marked paid on our list. 
Sarah Hull's name is not on ocr 
list. Shall wx- send the Pn.GKIM to 
her ? 

D.vNiEL Bock; : All ri:hL now. 
Your list wa-j right but we always 
want the names of tiicsij who pay, 
sent with the money, so that we can 
give them credit for the money he pays. 

Can't no W itiiout it. Tnc fol- 
lowing i-i the ^^acri^ioe some are williti;.^ 
to make that they may read and have 
uthtr.s read the l*iLiiKrM. 

liroUur Jiruin/iauffh: — I am tak- 
ing fl:at good paper, TilK WuKKi.Y 
Pln;!;l.M. It cuineti every week a 
welcome visitor and I could ujt<h» 
wiihout ii and binrowed ihi* nn»ncy 
to M'lid liir it. I am a widow nod 
have to work fur my livioj-, hut I 
must Iiave another copy .-ent for my 
daughter. Slie lias noi yet liitiiid that, 
^weet refit promised to the rii:lite m-*. 
Kuclo3eillind, .Ve. 8. K. M. 


E W. Stoner, 


<;. H. Shafer, 


.1. K. Rei-se, 


C. Custer 


G W Brieher 


1) M Fogle>aui;rr 


C F Win 


F W Kohler 


8 I' Miiiist 


(.'itdmrine K Te.sler 


I J Howard 


Solomon Garbcr 


Daniel Hoover 


John ff Klanoli 


Ivlwar.l UalV. 


J .1 Kessler 


Isaae C'ripe 


.loliii liruliaKer 


Asa Hammer 


tu-iiri;e Kilinev 


A c: 


Freiieriek 1!. 'Weimer 1.50 

,1 r Heirie 


L 11 Diekev 


.k-sse Calvert 


Noali Home 


.lobu U liiin-e 


Titer Ki'IIvlI 


l)r. -i J Solouioii 


Tcter Knavel 




David H..>-ler 

1 00 

S iM Kinim-r 


1> H .Sell 


JI Kniuia Uohivr 


Isa;te lJrunib«u_^h 



THE \V E JC K L Y 1' I L G R 1 M. 


The followirif; are a few of ihc 
hundreds uf valinhic receipts contain- 
eii in Ihc '■IIoiiscliol.l TiTasnre." No 
Family can nffiird to l>e without it 
foi-llie trille it costs. See advertise- 
ment on last j»age. 

Bronchitis. — .\voi(l exposure to 
cold or dani|i air; and refrain from 
reading aloud. |iul)lic speaking, sing^ 
inp, or blowing instrntocnts ; keep 
clear of stiraul.ints, and use a diet ot 
milk and vegclahles, takesomc sooth- 
ing syrnp to allay the irritation; 
wear no cravat or other bandage 
about the neck, a light ribbon is suffi- 
cient; let the neck have plenty of 
fresh air, and apply cold water to it 
every morning wlien ycni wash. 

CoDfiiifi .Asn C'oi.DS. — Keep tiie 
bowels open by pills or senna — soak 
the feet in warm water, and drink 
freely of herb tea, such as catmint or 
spearmint. Use for the cough, a .syr- 
up of life-everlasting, and thorough- 
wort, boiled in i]iolass(s. 

■ CorciH. — Take.«alts of 
tartar twenty grains, cochineal ten 
grains, loaf sugar cuie ounce, dissolve 
in three gills of water. Dose for a 
cliild, four to five years old, a tea- 
spoonful three times a day, and also 
a little when thccongh is troublesome. 

Kkd Asi.'i.: — To keep them away 
from cupboards, keep one pint of tar, 
in two quarts of water, in an earthen 
vessel in your closets, and you will 
nut lie troubled with little reii ants. 
When first mixed, pour the water on 

Cheap iSt'o.NOEC.^KE. — Four eggs, 
three cups of sugar, one cup of milk 
one tea-spoonful of salaraius, flour 
enough to make a good stiff batter, a 
little suit and spico, quick oven. 
Bake it twentv nilnules. 



FJRKSIJ)!-: Ji'JtlK^D. 

A la 


c sixteen \rAgc Monthly Magaziuc, 


The coniiildion of the ChcsajiPalte ami Ohio 
Trunk Line liaihvav, lias ojjeiieil up to the 
world much ol tin- fine XniBEK LANDS, 
iic4i COAL FlELDSandcheupFAlOIlNG 
LANDS DlAV. Va, Now is t)ie time lo gel 
.4icap homes and invest money witli the 
prospect of a lianilsomc prolil. For fm-tli- 
er particulars iiitjuiro ol the undcniigued, 
;i4'ent for Iiinds liere. .1. S. FLORY. 
Orchard Vit-'w, Favclte Co., W. Va. 
.Tan. Id. 

devoted to the interests of tlie Clmractev 
Nolo Sy tern of Musical Notation, Music, 
Poetry, and the dissemination of a Pure, 
Chaste, Home Litorature. 

Each number contains from .fix to eight 
pieces of New Music for the Choir, Home 
Circle and Sabhalh School. It contains 
charming stories of Faith, IIoi>e. Love, and 
Temperance. Its aim is tn make the heart 
better, and Home happier. 

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One hundred subscribers one year ^.jO.OO 

Premiums to agents who send us clubs of 
100. First a Silver watch worth $2C, or 
2nd, 100 copies Glnd Hosanuas by express, 
3rd, 100 copies of Our School-D.iy Singer 
by express, or a package of 35 Christian 
Harp, 25 Glad Hosannas. and 50 copies 
each of the Jlorning and Kvening Star 
Fifty Subscribers one year, $2o.00 

Premiums to agents, just one-half of tlie 
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wf will rcs-utue the puljcctliy again 
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ufcuir rightful fiuvcreigri in the In- 
I junction of all duties imposed tipon 
j his subjects that we may assuredly 
Om-rei^'secl with f.-sir's. with oarcs and ^ ^^^^^ j-,.^j^j u^^lip^^g jl,py po,i,P from 

Ciiccr iM>. I'iipor up, ft.;ir not the world's sad I God or from men." 

dlrife, ! T i • ,■ ^i -i 

for tliou art heir of Paradise. | Let us then notice I'irsooth, the au- 

thority in the divine law for the ob- 
servance of the passover and its con- 

por/nj V. 

I/m- ly i'il'.:i"im on llm jom-ne.y of Life, 

liccp am! perpsetuatc tliis iii.-ititut'on ("oinnicuciiig willi the in^tilution 
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Awiilci'. yo droojiin;; <lcsptui<l<?Dts arise. 

Anil bill an adieu to tliy [^rief. 
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Coiiiea to tlie ^vea^y soul's icliet". 

Clicer u|), d;cer uji, from tlic dai-ltncss of 

Yc ciuTWurn mnururr old and gray, 
Kix thy weary eye on the distant light. 

Let mil lliy'hupes all pass away. 

Cheer up, eheer up, ye young hearts droop- 
iiii; low, 
dry tliy tears and siijli no more, 
Tlionpli "the dark seas roll and llie wild 
winds blow," 
Cast thy hopes on the distant shore. 

For lliiir 111'st r:iysi4' heavenly light, 

i:ii,lvMi.i l"^' l,„everblo,n>t, 
An-l I III. I ^li "liil tiiiii-s, pure and bright, 

Efiitli\ i-piiily WLiiid.-rer, weleome home. 
Anticei-p, Mult. 





eomitants, the feast I'l iiiilcaveiKJiI 
bread, &c.', Es. 12ili cliap., 'And 
tlie lyord spake unto Moses and Aaron 
in the laud of Egypt saying. This 
moutli shall lie unto you tlie begin- 
ning of inoutlis ; it s/iil/; bo llic first 
month of tlif year to you, .spe-tk \e 
unto all tlie congregation of Israel, 
saying. In the tenth day of tliis 
mouth, they shall take to them every 
man,a laiul) aecordiug to the house 
of their fitthers, a lamb lor an house." 
5th ver. "Your lauibs/ii/? be without 
blemish a male of the first yoir, ye 
shall lake it out from the sheep, or 
from the goats ; "And ye shall keep 
it up until the fourteenth day of the 
saiue mouth, and the whole assembly 

In resuming the train of thought on the 
subject of divine and hnmaii institutions, af- , ;;i-,l 

ter .Lii absence of several weeks, I very | j,f (1,^ rq,|g,-egation of IsraelMo/Miill 
raueh re-ieitliai I roiild not have pursned . ,. , , ..,,„ ^/,„// 

thesiibi,.:! reL'iil:Ml.v, and presented it to j It lu the eveniug. And tlicy slmu 
the reader.-, of the l>M.i ' • ■ . 

chain through each 

OM in an unbroken 

, _ .-essive number, but 

cireuiiislaiices, beyond my eonlrnl, directed 
otherwise and tlie'niily remedy left, is for 
lac to asl, those ill whose mind an interest 
has been or slinll he awnkened u|ion this, as 
I regard it. iinportant suh.ieet, to preserve 
tile papers containing it, and read in eon- 
iiBctioii, that they may be able to judge of 
tlie merits of the cpiestion, and the force of 
reasoning adduced. 

The causes combined which has prevent- 
ed me, was the burning of my sou .los. C. 
Mooiaaws' b.ini wiUi all hi? corn, forage, 
a hir-i* .|ii,iuiilv (,r ehiver^eed. all his fann- 
ing iiiilileiii.uts and nmchinery (a full as- 
eortiueitt, i all his harness, together with four 
yiduable horses, cows, and other stock, 
la the roeantime, 1 was called upon to visit 
an alUlctod son some thirty miles distant. 
Willi whom I spent several days. Tlio sub- 
sequeut learning i.f aiinUier barn and stock 
'^e, in the immediate vicinity of my sou's 
that was burned. Ibe anesl of the supposed 
illceniliiuies, and their tiial in which I felt 
fioraewhat interested. It resulted in the 
eouyietion. in the mind of tlio miuister of 
.lustieo, and all present, with a strong prob- 
abdity of iiie guilt of the accused, and he 
was remanded to prisiiu to await a fntm-c 
''■ial Wliy IhoM- wh.J have snllered should 
"i've been selected as vielinii of such an 
alrncmim outrage, is a mystery that perhaps 
mily eteriiiiv will i-eveol.' it bi'-iiig n.iiorious 
'hill l.w,, i,„in- ipiiel, hind, and "iuoltensive 
hieii er„il I ii,,t i„. i-,,i,„(i iiitlial or any other 

■\skiiii>- tile firheaniuc-L' ami jiardim 

"' 'he reader fn' the above digression, 

"y way of apology and ciplau-ition. 

And they 
take of the blood." ''And they shall 
eat the Hesh in that uighl, and with 
bitter herbs they shall cat it." lOtli 
ver. "A ml ye shall let nothing remain 
of :t until the morning, and that 
which reraainetU ui;til morning yc 
shall burn with fire." "Aud thus 
shaJ.l ye eat it," "aud ye shall eat it 
in haste, it is the Lord's pas,sovev," 
&e. Thus we sec in the divine eoin- 
mand for this feast wo have the verb 
shall used in the imperative moode 
sevcnleeu times. Ami iu the reitera- 
tion of the cimmaud by iloses we 
have the following. See same chap. 
21at verse, Then Moses called for all 
the elders of the children of Israel, 
aud said unto them draw otU and lake 
,/o„»hvnli a^'cording lo i/ow .ft""''"' 
and kill (he pa^sovef." "Au<l y 
shall take a buucli of bysop and dip 
it in the blood thut'is in the bason, 
and strike the lititel aud the twoside- 

posts with the b'oud," Ac. I" ll"" 
Moses fixes the obligation to observe. 

out and take "yc st"dl take, ye shall 
ohsfrvc" aud "ye shall say it is the 
sacrifice of the Ijord's pas.sover." 
"Aud (he people bowcti the head and 
worshipped." .Six times satisfied that 
it was from God, the children of Is- 
rael went away and did as the Lord 
had commanded Mo.=es aud Aaro'i. 
so did they." 

In the same (•oniiejtiou we have 

rushes into the mind. First we be^ 
hold the rough man of the woods, 
without the benefit of refined society, 
or the advi^utage of huutait literature, 
emerging from his obscure retreat, 
preaching in the wilderness of -Jordan 
the unsearchable riches of Christ, 
whose harbinger he was, preaching 
"the baptism of repeu(ance for the re 

mission of sins," attracting by his 
the command for observing the feast j|„„fy„,„| ^.j.j.^^ ^„j s^jperhu. 

of unleavened bread and holy convo- : ^^„ ^.,„^„^„^^_ .^|| Jerusalem and 

cations not less than nine times so j j„jp„_ „.„| „,„ f^gj,,,^, ^rouud 

that there cannot possibly be any 

mistake as to "from whence it was," 

and therefore the people bowed the 

licad and worshipped. 

aud about Jordan. The farmer 
leaving his plow in the furrow^ 
the smith his anvil, the carpenter his 
1 bench, the woodman liis a.'i, the mils 
liner her half finished garment, the 
morchaut his counter, the clerk liis 
desk, the banker his books and his 

In pursuance of the investigation 
of these feasts we ascertaiu that eoni- 
maud is repeated very frequently in 

the sci'iptmes, alter leaving the point ,..,,^,^ ,|,^ lawyer his library and the 
of its first institution. Bee referen- V^^, the judge his dignified seat, the 
■ces, Lev. 23 : 5-S ; Xum. 9 : 1-14 ; \ j„.|j,j[ „„,! ,1,,, people all rush to the 
28: IC, 17. Deuteronomy 'G = -l-S ; j m,p,j,.j||ei;5,i ^,.^.„p^ a,„| yielding lo 
2ud Kings, 23 : 21-23 ; Ezckial 4.3 : ^1,^ divine iulbienee, overivbeluicd by 
21. In addition to the frcipieney aud , ,1,,, p,.„„j- j|,^, ;, „.jj '-iVein iieaven 
urgency of this coiuraauil, and the I j^,,,! „„, „f ^en" thousands sulmiittcd 
penalties denonuced against the tin- , jj,,,] |-p,.eivcd the ilivine institution at 

the hands of him whom God had sent. 

faithful we have in the Old and New ' 

Testament, twenty three references 
at least, thus indelibly fixing it in the 
mind of every believer, in the divine 
authenticity of the Bible, that these 
are divine institutions, and that they 
might not be neglected by tl'.ose for 
whom (he command was intended 
without Ineurriug the most fearful 

Passing from the ritual of the Old 
Testaiuent to the new dispen.sation, 
reviewing the dudes, obligations, 
privileges ami lirerogalivcs, cnj. lined 
and awarded under tiie teachings we 
will content ourselves with e.'camin- 
iugii few of (he« iusiiiuiions, sup- 
posing that will be sunieieilt to fix 
the principle in our minds, the point 
aimed at throughout these comuiuni- 
calions, that is when we ailopt and 
connect ourselves with any cuterprise, 
religiously, that we are sure thai we 
en or of iie 

and yet this is not all, but in the 
midst of Ibis grand and sublime ar- 
ray of diviue influence. Oh what dij 
we see ? The Son of God himself 
emerging from the midst of the sur- 
i-ounding press, with a halo of glory 
surrouudiug bis bead, which eclipsed 
the grandeur of the scene, though al- 
ready superlatively grand. He sub- 
mitted to and thus apfirovcd by his 
act, his own institutiou, in confirma- 
tion of which the heavens .vere opened, 
tlie Holy Ghost descended, rested up- 
on riini, the voice of the Father was 
hcaril proclaiming, "this is my belov- 
ed .Son ill wliom I am well please,!."' 
Subsequently, John bare reconl, say-, 
iug, 1 saw the Spirit descending from 
heaven like a dove and it abode upon 
him. And 1 kne'.v him not, but li» 
that sent me to ba]ilize with wr.tcr, 
li,e^aucsaid unto me, upon whom 
from whcnc-' it is from lieav- 1 Ihoti shall see the Spirit descjnding- 
au.l remaining o:i him, (he same is 

|,e svhicl) baplu-lli wilh tlic Holy 
Ghosl. Au.l I Siiw, an<l I.ear leconl 
111:.! lliis is tlie Sml of (ii(l. Jollil 1 : 
r,2-3-(. ^Vitli siicli an nvray oftcsti- 
nionv In-fcirc us, wlio tan tioulit for a 
moMirat, "from wlicnoc il is?" Xo 
<nni vel ilien Uiat these recreant Scrilioe 
mi\ Pliarisors writhed when .tlic- qi'rs- 
iiin in the langnoge of Christ, under 
which wc write was pvoposrrl to tiiem. 
!low appropriate the question asked 
liy the Prophet .Tereiniah 13:2:j. 
•Wliat will yc say when He shall 
nonish tliec?" John obtained his 
commission from Heaven as we have 
seen, hut "he must deerense and his 
superior must increase''. Heneeat the 
time appointed Chvibt assumes His 
hiiili prerogatives, unforlsllis banner, 
wliieli then, and still is floating in llie 
l.ieeze, with the great law of baptism 
:•. "rib.-d, "Al! p.iwer is given to me 
• :< Heaven and on earth, go ye there- 
fire and teaeh all nations, baptizing 
ibem in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, 
At." It being clearly demonstrated 
(hat the baptism of .Tnbn was from 
Heaven, and he tislifying that Jesus 
Christ was the Sou offiod, having 
aei'oniplished theobjeet of His mission 
lie resii!i:ed. in favor if his superior, 
resting from the field of his suecfSsfiil 
lab i-s. The messenger of the cove- 
oaut, whom we deliglit in, to 
(lis own 'cr.iple, invested with full 
p-nver, assumes Ills richtful preroga- 
tives as letider and commander of the 
peiple, and says: "Go therefore." 
The eoi.;raand to baptize was only 
Diiec aelually given by Christ, yet it 
ivas 60 well understood tiiat it was 
'"aithfnlly attended to by the apostles, 
'ind fre(iuently commanded by them, 
as it; the case of Ancanias to .Saul, 
wd Peter to the I'enlecostians, and 
■veil nuilerstood by all who desired to 
(ioow the will of the Lord, as the 
Ivthiopian Kunnch, and the jailor 
■.vho received baptism at the bauds of 
Paul and Sl'.as, Ac. So well was it 
understood tliat we have it liltnlly 
I'onimandcd and referred to about 
seventy-two times, and figuratively, 
rot less than five times, sufficient to 
enable us to determine of a truth 
that it is from Heaven and not of 

7i> hf CviithiueJ. 

"•arly elements of tlie world, then 
the chastening rod is witbbehl, and 
not streteliml out among you. Then 
doth charity reign among you, iiud 
the blessings of Almighfv God are 
lifililonttn do so and ohtiiin "souls 1 ^Q^vi^n. freely upon you, () I rcmem- 

us all. Brother Jolm was rlectcd to the 
minislrv in lliis Cliurrb, and during liis 
stay with us was ever i.ionipt and at his 
place; ever lesdyto instruct the bretluen 
and sisters ami encouriige them to jucss 
lor ward and be tree 10 tbeir profession. May 
be ever 




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Otis letter enclosed, v. rilteu by John .1. Hi 
li^r, Marmaton. Kansas, to Ibebrelhreuuiid 
(Sisters of fall Creek, Ileniy Co., Ind. And 
til ' brctlin-n and sisters wish mc lo letpiesl 
(•fyouloadd llierete. that we enlortain a 
f. cling olgnitltude and rt-sliecl lor brother 
,i«lin tor the pympalbj, i»nd love Ihat is 
manilcsted lor this Church in the foUgwing 
• ?'?tter and fuel thanUt^iil tor the friendly ad- 
•noaitioQs and inslniclions that h« gave ns, 
fcipiog thej will have a good effect and 
€Vfntually pniic an jnestinwWe blessing to 

j for his liire now, and in the world to come 
eternal life," 

Yours most respDctfuUy. 
Davio K. TliF.TKU. 
Siilplinr Sprin.k's, Ind. 

Graee be unto yon. and peace trom 
God the Father, and tlio l^ord Jesus 
Christ, to whom he all praise, honor, 
glory, power and domiuion forever. 
JJiarh/ beloved brctlircn and sislers 
in llie Lord, wlioin I love dearly, 
and whom God h.aoalso chosen to be 
the followers of His Sou Jesus Cliri.-t 
and called fiom the dead wuiks of a 
sinful world, and hast set thoe 
apart from the world to be His chil- 
flien, according to the glorion^ 
[iromises tcvealed in His word. Al 
though thou art yet surrounded by 
the world, and temptations may aiiso 
on every side, yet if thy face he -et 
Ziouward and thine eye ho single 
to the srli'iy of God, those tempia 
tions will fly from hefoi e thee, as the 
chatfis carried befiro the wind. 

Being .absent from yonin the body, 
dearly beloved, I write unto you, to 
stir up your pure tuinds, by way of 
reinerabraiiee, for tlioii art well 
aware that God was in Christ Jesus 
reconciling the world unto Himself, 
and when thy sins were upon thee, 
thou went aliotit seeking rest but 
finding none, and when thy sins] 
arose befoie thee like unto mouu- 1 
tains, thou sawest thy eondliiou thou. 
retLroedts to thy Fathers house, and 
thou h.ast well done, that tl ou hast 
returned while tlie door is yat open, 
for the door of Gospel gruto is oiien 
night and day. But many of your 
heads are growing gray, the frosts of 
many winters are telling upon you 
and soon you will be wafted o'er the 
cold stream. There 13 no repent- 
ance in yonder world to which you 
arc fast hastening, the door of grace 
will soott be closed with you, and 
if yon have made a jiroper use of the 
means oi grace grtintcil, all will he 
well with you when the ehansic 
comes. .Vnd Unowiug the tenor of 
the Tiord, we persuade you as dear 
brethren to he watchful and hold fast 
that thou hast, that no man take thy 
crown, always showing that trut 
light that becometh the true follow- 
ers of Christ. I plead with you to 
receive the good counsels ami whole- 
soiiie instructions given you by tlio-c 
that have ttioebarge over you,!<uow'- 
ing that llicy are working tor the 
interest and salvation of your never 
dying .souls, and this is all the pay 
they ask of you, obedience and sub 
mission to tlj^ Hivine reipiireiucnts. 
If obedient nienibers,yuii are living 
in peace one with another, and not 
t looking back again into the beg 

ber the many seasons of worship, 
ves maey times did we kneel togeth- 
er in prayer, and our hearts were 
thrilled and made to oiierflow with 
gratitude to our Heavenly l*"ather 
for the unsearchable riches of His 
o-raec, but .soon.ah siou. dark clouds 

■ 1 
arose,! brotlrcr here or a sisler there, 

has broken the charm, they have 
stepjicd over the mark, tliey have 
reached out their, hand, they 
have partaken of (he forbidden fruit, 
and worse than all,lhey conieud that 
it is not wrong to lake a few tilings 
of the world along, only a fi'tt", ilie 
switch or chignon, and uuliy wiili a 
lew ribbons interwoven, aie as good 
a covering for the head as I desire, 
and I don't need your plain cap,'' 
says llie slstei', and" I am sure if this 
Huuuee or grecian bend 'don't hurt 
me it ought not to hurt any nueeUe." 
And says the brother, "I don't see 
any liarui in trimming and eoloriug 
my liait iind heard to suit iriyself, 
:ind then this jiaper collar is a very 
little thing, and, 
lianis and vest suit me very well." 
But suppose the Savior wcuild conic 
to you in person, clothed with tlesh 

as He once was, what do yon tliink 
He would say'^ Would He .say, "O 
ye of little faith," or would He s;iy I Joshua 7tl 
"ye fools and blind," or " you be- 
long to the world" and are of your 
father the devil, or that you are 
lukewarm and "I will sjicw" thee out 
of luv mouth. If there be any sue i 
among you dear brethren, in the 1; 

hereby do wo know that we know 
Him if wckeep His eomiuaudnients," 
And again we leatn thai His eoni- 
manilnicnts arenotgrievious, but hy 
obeying the same we are made par- 
takers ti !' U is grace and we become 
lit snhjccts for our Masters' use, 
for "(iod is not nnrighteniis to fon>et 
your work and labor, which you have 
shoived toward His name, in that ye 
have ministered to the saints and do 
minister, and we desire that every 
one of you do shew the same dili- 
gence to the full assurance ofhupc 
unto the end." 

And you, dear brethren and sisters 
who have the rule and over-iglu, 
how is it with you, arc you alwajs 
ready and willing to discharge every 
dnty encumbent upon you, in hold- 
ing the little flock to-gether, and al- 
so in calliug others into the ptistiire 
of the Lord that there may bean in- 
crease in the fold of Christ, and ilmt 
He may have His own w ith usury al 
His coming *; A nd have you not a 
few lamtis of your own yet, that have 
not been gathered into the fold? If 
.so, have you used every means in 
your power to get llioin in? Ilive 
yon implored the divine aid at all 
times 10 assist you in gatheiing ihi-tii 
in. or do ye i-athor, like the children 
of Israel, when ihey went to take Ai',' 
they went without imploring the di- 
vine aid, and they were smitten ami 
driven hai:k in disorder, an.l cinsed 
Joshua to rout his clothes, &e. See 
hapter. When \o\\ gn 
to ihein go in ihe fear of the Lorl. 
an<l use every means of graee given 
you, as Joshua did when he took 
Jeritrlio. He used all the means 
given him hy the Father, and they 
in using the very last and very siia- 

ai;e of the apostle "we pray you I pic means, that of blowing a bla>t 

in Christs stead be ye reconciled nn 
to God," and "be not couf irnicd 
to this world but he ye rather tratrs^ 
foruied by rhe I'onewiug of your 
minds, that ye may prove what is 
that good, aeeeptable and jicrfeet 
will of the Lord," for wc are in- 
struc'cd ill the law,^'that to he carnal- 
ly minded is death, but to be spiritu- 
ally minded is life and peace, liu' the 
carnal mind is in enmity agiinst 
Ged, and is not subject to the law 
of God, neither indeed can be.'' If 
there be any among yon, that would 
turn aw.ay, let them remember the 
words of the apostle Peter when the 
Savior said to the apostles, wilt thou 
also turn away? Peter said ''Lord 
where will we go, thou hast the 
words of eternal life'?" and John in 
bis epistolary writing says, "iny lit- 
tle children, thes^ things write I un- 
to you that ye siii not, and if any 
man sin, we have an advocate with 
the Fatiier, Jesus Christ the right- 
eous; and He is the propitiation for 
our aius and not for ours only, but 
foi the sins of the whole world, and 

with the rams honi and raisin; a 
great shout, made rhe walls of Jeri- 
cho fall. So you should never slo|. 
until you have oxausted every means 
of grace given you. and then the 
walls of satan will be sure to tumble 
down, so that when you appear al 
the judgment bar of God, }on 
can say : "here am I Lord wilh those 
that liiou liast given me." Be very 
eaie'ul brethren, lest perhaps you 
may loose those things which yon 
have wrought and finally not br 
permiitcd to receive ;i full reward. 
And dearly beloved, in eonelusion 
would ask you all to remember your 
son iir the faith, whom yon have 
chosen, and set as a watchman ui.oii 
the walls of Zion. Let your pra.vers 
ascend the hill of Zioii as the prayers 
of one man in my behalf. Am 
now unto Him that is able to .<eep 
you from the hour of temptation, 
and to present you blameless bctore 
God, unto Him be all honor, g'^'J'^ 
fiower and dominion forever 
ever, niueti. 


M'h'moto)}, Kan, 

■I' 11 E W !■-. E K L Y P I L (J R IM. 



Wo luvc ill WiB Slh cliaptci' of 
\cts :u) iK'COiiiU uf liioae twii ahcinit 
cliariictcrs, iind an inltl-vieiv l.cuvuen 
them. tSituon Magufe 6eems to have 
brni a very extraordinaiy man, and 
I'xcei'tiingly popular in a vory fmi- 
ocrit city, Samaria. Thu inhabitants 
of all ranks rp;;anleil liinl «illi high 
veaeraiioii, anil hail ilonu so lor a 
long time. At the lime Simon Po- 
ler appeared in that city, Simon Ma- 
.rus sepins to have hecn liiglily respeC' 
teil in a religions point of view. He 
\v,ts In ihem as an oracle cf (jud. and 
sci'iiird invested wilti j)oU'4t aluicst 
iliviiie. Ho asscTioil !}isn»Ti diiriiiiy 
and gained till! ear U' tlli,' pe.ipl; so 
ihi* all from the least nulo ihe great- 
est gave heed to him .'-ayiug, this man 
is the great jiower of God. .\nd a 
chief engine oi' his fame was his 
mu'T I. f working u-oiiders which 


utiieis cttllhl neither e.\|dai]l nor imi- 
tate. Simon Peter was not a person 

of which voluntaiily appeared in this 
world as an indigent dependant, and 
promised his snl^jecis il,,. same kind 
of treatment which himself had c.\pe- 
riciie<!d, and so derogatory to the gift 
itself, wliich was not of temporal hut 
of eternal imporlanee, Ihat Simon Pe- 
l;er at (mee saw the character of the 
man and tlip nullity of all his preien- 
lioiis Id Christianity, and filled with 
holy, he thus rcpre:iend- 
ed liim : "Thy money perish with 
thee heianse lliou thnnghlest the gift 
of God could he purchased with money 
thou hast neither part nor lot ia this 
matter, Iliou art yet in the gall of bit- 
terness and bond of iniquity, repent of 
this thy wickedness, and pray God if 
perhaps the thought of thine heart may 
be forgiven thee." At this reprehen- 
sion Simon Magus stood ion founded 
and convicted, and requested an interest 
j in the otber prayers. Indeed his sin 
j seems lo have been excceclingly heni- 
I ous, and it did not so raucli consist in 
the single act of offering the money to 

of liigh renown among such people as , ^^^^ ^p^^j,^^ ^^ i^ ^1,^^ erroneous state 
thelnhahilants of Samaria. He was of mind from which it flowed. 

a low hred man, and his speech 
laarked with a provincial vulgarity. 
He had been, originally, neither a 

This reprehension then must apply 
to every act which betrays the same er- 
roneous state of mind. Simons sin 

prophet nor a prophet's .sou, nor a ; ^„i,^i^i^,i j^ n.^ ti,„„„|,t „f i,;^ h^^t, 
ilt>L-t>ir i)f the law, but men luul taught 
him to take fishes from Ins youih, 

that money could purchase what wag 

the gift of God. This error appear.^ 

in two views. He is guilty of it who 

ily iiaviuff all power in Ueavm | thinks that nny Pum, however great, is 

the Founder of Christ!- 

:»"<! earth had, hy this linu-, made 
liiiii a sufcessfnl fisher of nit-ii. He 
w:is qualilied fur the W'nric witli wou- 

ol' any avail tu purclmsc such an en- 
gagement. He is equally guilty of this 
error who thinks any sum, however 

di.iiis powers in parlieular, when by i g^all, absolutely neue.^sary to the a 
'iivinc guidance, he laid his lianils on ] tainment, since without money and 

believers, they received tlie Htdy 
o\)u\t, and were als*n endowed witli 
wonder working gifts. Previous lo 
hia arrival at Samaria, Philip, one of 
'lis friends had i)r('ac;u'd tlie Gospel 
then-, and it hud ticcn confirmed with 
■vigils following, heiK'<' many believed 
t-liK Guspel and actud under its iiiHu- 
"^'a^e. 8imon i\iagus too, byihedil- 


^vithout price is the motto to them all. 
Tliese pripciples m:iy be brought to 
a praotical application to officers in the 
Churcii. I shall consider Simon's er- 
ror as it bears on these offices. Every 
office in the Church which hns the 
warrant of God is God. s gift to the per- 
son invested ffitli the office, accordingly 
the EIdci"s of the Church of Kphesus 

ratio of the wealth of the societies, coat, Act* 2: 11, 'Thev thai gladly 

One very poor gets a sermon but once received hi.s WunI wpic bapiiztd unt! 

a month, and a little more wealthy the ^ame day liier- were added lo the 

may observe public worship three churcii about thr-u thousand' 

times a month, but it is so contrived They not only ieiieved but continuea 

that the most despised preacher Is sent steadfast in tlie Apostles doctrine. 

10 the most despised society. While The PhiMippiau Actslfi: ;33. and ho 

this is the c;ise of poor societies, those took them ihc Mi:ue hour of th- night 

which are wealthy, have public wor- 
ship every Lord's day jind may have a 
plurality of pastors, and those of the 
most esteemed and accomplished sort. 
Thus -the puor society is frequently 
deprived of its pastor. Tliese hints 
claim the regard of muny siuall socie- 
ties. A PiLGUlM. 


m-nt nature and tendency of the j ju-g enjoined to take heed to the flock 
Wimders wrought was overpowered i Q^-e,, „|,ic|, the Holy Spirtt had made 
'"'t . a profession uf that Gosp.l which ' ^^^^ uvci-scers. Acts 20. Now wbnt- 
^vas so confirmed. He was still more '^ej. plnn of Church puts this office 
astonished when hf observed the I ^^itijiu the reach of the person who has 

Sdis ot the UolySpirit coaimunicared 
'O' hiyiug on of the hands of Simon 
l'*'!*^!- an<l others. Whatever knowl- 
*■'';;<' ofthe truth lie had ihnsauained 
he still labored under a great mistake, 
fl^^ d)ought the teachers of C'liristian- 
Ijyiadeu trade of it, and also ihat 
iicted by their own skill or 
i'""'ti', hence aw lie could leach oth- 
"■'^lo Mnitiit.e bi:^ own miracles, he 
' "'"^''f' perhaps iho apostles could 
1 1"*" t"", and as he had no higher 

'"'" Ihan the gainin- of money, I- 

tlioi, ■ 


?iu tl; 

i-7 were like iiimself. henee 

l"^' pinposed to purehas^e the power. 
'"* pi-oposal was so repugnant to 
"^ ^vhol« spirit of that system which 


^^veis every mountain and exalts ev- 
y Valley ,_^^ hostile to the nature of 
^'ngdom not of this world, the k iug 

money, or out of the reach of the per- 
son who lias it not, must? involve the 
error of Simou Magus. And every 
church which rcndei-s sucli offices at- 
tnimible by wealthy societies, and unat- 
tainable by those who are poor, renders 
this gift an article purchasable with 
monev, and is deeply tinctured with the 
error of Siuio.i. God gave to the 
Church, past^u-s, hut for want of mon- 
ey, the poor little society cannot ob- 
tain the gift. Perhaps they fix on an 
object and present a call, if so, the, 
question is, '-VVhut salary ?" If this | 
be too little, the affair is ended, they ; 
awuol support the gospel, and they , 
shall not get it iu that way. A similar 

plan is in the tpiantity and quality of bapllz.'d ?" Wdoii li 
the "1ft. These :ire distributed as ' on the 1/ird Jesus 
nearb- as can be guessed m t'le exact I further, Peler on the 

After listcni'i^ to some of tlie p-.p- 
ular preachers ofthe present day, on 
the *'Faith alone doctrine," I became 
so aroused on the subject that I feel 
that our sanctified press ns well as 
they that occupy the sacred desk, 
should give this subject a more and 
more earnest study and investigation. 
When 1 contemplate the many thou- 
sand souls of ihc pre-ent day who are 
deluded by their leaders and preach- 
ers crying peace, peace, where there 
is no peace, I feci that it is time that 
we become awake to the subject. 
"Only believe," s,ay they, and you 
shall be saved '^ Verily nay. And 
in this way, poor people are deluded 
and do not realize what they' are 
promised and what they expect and 
become sceptic and infidel. Oh ! who 
can comprehend the tearfulness of the 
destruction of the great numbers of 
lost precious souls by ihe '*faitb alone 
doctrine." Is it not brethren a sim- 
ilar method to thai ol sutan with our 
first parents in Kden'a garden in tell- 
ing them part truth only ? But what 
does St. James say 2: 20, "lint wilt 
thou know, O ! vain man, that faith 
without works is dead.*' &e. Those 
I blind guides appear to make groat 
demonstrations to awaken them to a 
sense of duty and when the query is 
put "what they must do to be saved," , 
thoy tell thein, ''only look to Jesns ' 
by faith, that is all that is necessary I 
to salvalion and arise and give God 
tbank^^, he saved a thief upon the 
cross by faith aud he can save you by j 
fidth — Ijelieve, you are blessed and it , 
is done." They do not for one mo- \ 
inent, think that believing a thing j 
docs not make it so if it was not so! 
before tiioy believed il. 

Now Brethren, I have not so learn- 
ed of Christ. The way to salvalJon, 
bnt faith and ()be<!icnee is the more 
excel lee t way. The way Saul was 
e immando 1 after he b(dieved. He 
was commanded lo be baptized in or- 
der to wash away his sins, l>y rejient- 
aiice, faith ami bnptism. A-'(s S; 39. 
"VVlnit doth hlnd^.'r mc from being 
i had l>elieved 
Chris:. And 
dav of Pente- 

and washed their stripes and be 
baptized he and all bis household,'* 
Taking all these, us well as many 
otber examples .and positive enui- 
niands into consideration, Ijow eu!> 
the "faith alone doctrine" stand tii'' 
tfst in iho great day of account*, i 
have been maile to vonder heariur 
thc :idvocates of ibis doctrine to ap- 
peal to such examples, as for instanep, 
Xaamau the leper, or Jloses raisiii" 
the brazen serpent on a pole to en- 
force faith, and thus resting the .scrip- 
tures to their own destruction, when 
those examples arc purely piacticij^ 
to enforce obedience to ordioauces oi' 
GoiPs honsc. Oiic of these advocates 
of ""faith alone" iu my hearing, de- 
clared to a lar^e audience that all tl..- 
water ba[)tism Christ liad refei-ence tu 
in telling Niccdenius he nunt be born 
ofthe water and the spirit, was thi' 
water that flowed out of his side pierc- 
ed by the Svddiers' spear, so vou see 
dear friends the necessity, iu thcst 
latter days of seeplici.'^m, of us prov- 
ing the spirits whether they be of 
Gik! and contend earnestly fur the 
faith once delivered to the saiats, n-i: • 
only believe, but do the commau-i- 
ments and we shall have a right lo 
the tree of lite und enter through the . 
gates into t!ie city. 

And again, Abraham the l"'atliti- 
ofthe fiirliiui, was likewise justified ■ 
by obedience in eftering up his onlv 
son. Obedience is better than sjc 
rifice and lo hearken than the fat o* . 
rams, while stubborness is idolatiy . 
an 1 disobedience as witchcraft. Was 
not Moses obcd'ent as well as be- . 
lieved in every word and work of lie . 
Loffl, except one lrdi;sgres>-"on, fur ' 
which he was deprived of entering the . 
; promised laud, and the Son of G<>d « 
j our Liird Jesus Christ, was obeilient i 
I in all things eveu [o the death on the 
cross tiiat we through Ins obedieuce i 
I might be saved. And now if w<5 - 
kimw these things happy arc we if we » 
I do them. H'any man have not the • 
spirit of Ctirist he is none of iiis. He * 
obeyed his Father's commands and •* 
we must obey his, (br he sjys, "H' \^: 
lovo me keeji my (ommandmcnts." • 
G. It. Baker. " > 
.iltootiay lotca. « 

— Wiiile Christ reprrj^e.its us in • 
iieaveu, it is our duty to endeavor t»» * 
represent him on eartli ; and thus t- 
bp living "epistles of Chri-if, — know; * 

an. I read of all men." 


— F!)rluue does not ebange men ;" > 
it on'y unmask -i thein. — M'hhiutf , 



Christ, but He is given as a paturn, j 
that KC slioul.l walk in H^s st<rs, j 
I sl.oulil lliink it wiiukl be ourilu-l 
tyto follow Him and go with llio j 
luinibic ones who iirc tryiiij,' to imi- j 

^r the Pilsrim. 

.V:-s. A. Well elder, Iiliclaie it is 
almost discouriigiiis! for persons to 

be picked at, ami hiue so many sto- j ''^'^^ jj.^^^ iiistcail of ilisovvning our 
i-ics told about tluin as iliey ti-ll 
abc'Ut me. 

ICIdei: ludeid, what is ihe troub- 
le now ; I aai not p isied in regard 
to the stories, and tliini* we all have 
afiout .•rll «eeau do lo build over 
ft'jaiust out own house, without 
sjioudinj; to) uuiuh lime in walttiing neighbors. You aie aware ihivt 

Religious News. 

The Aksuat, CoNt-F.RExcE of the 
"Brethren" for 1873 will bo held at 
Dale City, Pa., and for 1874, in the 
Otter Creek Church, .Miioui 

pri.fession for the sake of seenring 
inllneuco in what is ealled by men, 
high circles. Wc should remember 
that, "what is lii-hly esiocmed 
among men is an ahonnna!ion in the [ sixty two houses of worship in 


periodicals and snsiaii.s three lnm. 

di'ed missionaries in the hotue \v<nk 

Tliis shows what energy anil zeal 

coiubineil will do. While others ate 


ding their thousands to 


"■ate their respeelivc creeds we seem 
to be holding our purse sirincs witii 
an iron grasp, lirethren ri»lit hive 
we are diseased, and il not cured it 
The Friends have six hundred and i will form a pnlrifyinj; sore whirl. 


1 oppose backbitiiii; 

■ in a brother, our du- 

and claim if 
we see a wrong 

t<j is to go to hini in a proper spirit 
and tell hinr his fault to his fare. 

Mrf. A. Well, lias 
started the sloi-y thai I went to Mr. 

.) lo a dinner par:y on tlieSab- 

bif'i, drcsse.l in thi 'gayest inMUer 
p i^-ibl.'. No* the facts are, I nev- 

I r went I o a parly to Mr. s Itouse, 

and I never went to his house on the 
Sal.haih. I «ei:t there one Snirday j 
loillnuer with uiy sou and his witi; 
bv invitation, and I do.i't think pio- 
lile i.cid find fault with that. 

Eld. Probably this can all be c.x- 
pliined in this wise, sister; you 
Idio V some people call Sunday the 
S.ibbalh. It might have been cusual 
!y meiiiioue 1 at first, that you were 

„, Mr. s to dinner on the Sab- 

baih, meaning Sunday; o\ her* may 
have heard of ii, and sup|i0sed it 
was on the Scvcnih-dny, the day you 
pMifts.« to keeji. We Want to look 
I p Ml all with all tile allowance pos- 
silile, and not lo think they are de 
signing to injure us unless we have 
direct evidence to tliut eilcct. 

JiJn. A. Well, I hove not so much 
charily perhap- as [ ouL'ht to have, 
and I think it is a saiill raatlcr any 
way 10 be iiotic'iig people's dress, I 
am -ore i have not lairchased any 
leiv dicsse.. laiely. My clothing is 
a 1 old. and as for my gold chain, 
br och and ciitt'-buUons, I wear them 
whcn.l g'» out into <! .lupany, aud it 
is nece sary to do so when you tnove I 
in vc-pectablc clrelc-. [ 

Jil't. Well, -ister, Cluist is repre- 
Benled as our paPtcrii. and we are 
admonished <o learn "f him ; there 
would be an amaziug contrast be- 
' tveen tl'C silhs, salins and gold jew- 
els opsonic and the plain vesture of 

Mrs. A. I think it is a sraall busi- 
I1IS.H to discend t'> notice such things, 
and I cont ss I do not want to as- 
biielale witli people wliii pick tiaws 
about ^ucll lillh^ things. I'eopic that 
move in Mie circle in which 1 do, 
llinst dres" accord llg lo ihose ihey 
■ oss.ciule with, or ihey will have no 

" I'jid. I have always sup[H>sed that 
to lie .r Christian was to be like 
t-lirisi, a.ud w'oare adiiinnished not 
Oii'y ti ' a"' the mind ihnt was in 

__ht of (jod." 

Mrs. A. Well, my brooch and 
jlecve-buttons arc useful articles, and 
1 could not get along without wear- 
ing ihem. 

.Eld. Let us see, you wear yeur 
broceh to fasten your r:oi:»r. A jet 
or vulcanized rubber pin, costing 
twenly-live cts., would keep your 
collar to its place, and look much 
more neat, plain and tidy than a 
cameo two by three inches, set on a 
plate, costing twenly-live or thirty 
dollars; your gold cuH-butlons one 
incli in diameter are worth from ten 
to lifieen dollars; your cuft's could 
1,0 sicured wiih nice jet buttons not 
eosting over twenty-five cts. 

Mci-. A. I don't care anything 
about them, I'd just as willingly 
wear an oUl rag or a piece of pewter 
as my brooch so far as ray own feel- 
ings are concernd, but we are respon- 
sible for the intlnence wo exert upon 

Ml. That is true; aud y.iu would 
not wear pewter or au old rug, for 1 
that wouli' not be neat or tasty. I ; 
am glad you feel responsible for the 
inllneiice you exert upon others, but 
sister, have we any right to take a 
course to influence others contrary to 
the teachings of the I'.iblc'; 

Mn: A If you ponpio should all i 
dress in tliat plain manner, you 
could never gain iniluenre over such 

as Mr. and , you ought to 

ihink it an honor to have people 
come ill among you that move in such 
Idgh circles. 

Hid. Well I don't know that it 
helps the cause any to have persons 
I e,=pouse it that feel above the simplic- 
ity of the truth; and as fur these 
men you mention, with all their ava- 
rieioas over- reaching di«iX)sition and 
pride, what could we do with them ? 
What help would they bo to usV 
God is not so straitened for means as 
to have the standard of truth lower- 
ed to gain them. I say here that 
unless sueh men can eoine down to 
the simplicity of the (io-pel, I would 
rather they would not come am*jng 
us, tor it is no benefit to them or to 
the cause of God. 

Mr.**. A. I h''\'e thought your 
preaching would have a better indu- 
eiiee if you did not say any thing 
about dress. Preach the ^rcat and 
glorious truths and let these little 
things alone. 

7o be Conlinurd. 

country, including Ortliadox and 
Hieksil.e. They have lost in the last 
decide nine [ler cent of their incaiber- 

Tun Moravians rep-iri 1,1-Jli eon- 
verls on the Labrailor coast. The 
Bible complete, in the Kxquimaux 
language, has recently been distribu- j 
led among the heads of families. In 
South .Vfrica, the Moravians leckou 
S,SH converts ; in Surinam, 2.%703. 

FltoM an exchange, we learn that 
there arc 97,40.5 orlhadox Friends or 
Qnahers in the United States. I'Voin 
religious statistics it appears that 
they are dcreasing in niim'.fer on ae- 
eoiint of their ehildrcn not cmbrac 
ing their failh. • 

.Millerism is reviving in Vermont. 
The world, it is there allirmed by 
some, is coming to an end toward the 
close of the present year. Others 
think that the catastrophe will occur 
during llie present '^' inter. There 
arc a good many niectings, and there 
is a good deal of prcaelung and ex- 

Reports from the interior of Uus 
sia, state that the Baptists are mak- 
ing a large number of converts, and ^^jaiih. 
that they are rebaplizing by the 
scores, in the rivers and in tlic sea, 
despite the biting cold. 

Such news is not very cheering 
when we learn that thousands of 
humble Christians are compelled to 
leave llie same country to be freed 
from learning the arts of war and 
luinian butchery. 

will finally infirm and weaken the 
effective working force of the whole 
body. One of the hardist le^al.lls 
we have to learn, is that our «e.dth 
aud means le'ong to the Lunl, and 
that i'. is our duly lo use it I'.rr die 
furtheiaoee ot Ills cause and ihc glo- 
rifying 1 f His name. 

Ki.o. AniiiMiN I'liAiT. — This 
proiniic'iit Mnrniou pteaehcr died 
Oct. 14lh, 1872, at the house of his 
daughter in Anaheim, Ijos Angeles 
Co., Cal. He was the sou of Henry 
Piatt, K-q., the celebrated orgaa 
buihicr. He was ordained Elder at 
Nauvoo, 111., in 1.S42. In 18):!, he 
was sent on a mission lo the Smith 
Pacific Islands wlicro he was sueeess- 
ful ill coiiverliii; many to ihe faith 
of the "liatter Day Saints." In lKo2, 
he returned to San Kranciseo, Atier 
remaining with his family a nninher 
of years, he went to his daughter 
where' he might enjoy a milder cli- 
mate, hopiog lo be relieved ofa dis- 
ease which was aggravated by the 
cold wiiilcrs of his home. .\t this 
place he passed away in llie liill en- 
joyment of his /iiilh, thus demonstia- 
ting that conseipiice is no guide 
whatever in leligioo, as a man eiu 
I die happy in any religion, no niatlrr 
I how absurd, if he can only die in (/« 

'fhc ballimore Sun says that the 
Eulaw Place Bai)iist church unani- 
mously agreed to increase the salary 
of their pastor Uev. Dr. Fuller, but 
ho politely declined their generostiy. 
At their next meeting they remaiic- 
ed after services and again unani- 
mously rcsolved to insist upon their 
pastor 10 comply witli their rc-olu- 
tiou. Tlie »S'</,/i remarks ;"\^'c never 
heard of such a difficulty b.-forc." 
Rather rare we suppose. 

Tut: UsiTKO Ui!i;thi!kx originat- 
ed aiuutig the (Jeriuan population of 
this stale in the year 1760. They 
now claim a membership of 140,000 
distributed among forty three con- 
ferences, has I'our bishops, supports 
eight colleges, publishes five legnlar 

AcAtxST Ciirucii Faibs.— The 
General Council of tlic Diocise of 
Florida lias expressed by resolutions, 
"its decided condcmiialion of balls, 
fairs, festivals, concerts, theatrical 
i-epreseutiiions and all such pablir 
enteriainmeiits in aid of religions 
objects, hclicviiig all these modes ol 
obtaining money for the services of 
God to be contrary to the spirit ol 
tlie Gospel, opposed to the teaching* 
of the church on the subject ol 
oft'ertory, and calculated to lower 
that spiriiuat siandard which ongM- 
to be aiaied at by every Christian m 
the devotion of his substance to iht' 
service of God."--A'. V. O/i.-r/'iov. 

This is certainly a move iu ll»' 
right direction. The desire for list- 
ing costly edifices for worship is "--^ 
coming so great that some cbuiehes 
have resorted to any and every me""* 
that of 


to obtain the funds, above 
direst sioiling, 

cliancu games played off at ^^ 
church fairs am practically "'"•"!* 
or to be a little more mild, roh Mni. 
the devil to servo Go<l- 



Yoiitli's Department. 


III llie irlonming. wlien my ilarlings. 

Ill llicir il:iiuty lobi'S uf wliile, 
nv llicir molhci-'s kiieiis liavi' iiiuniium,, 
■•■Jesus keep iis llirrai'.'li Hic- uiglu." 

Tollieir liltlcciili wliilci^virlnmcil, 
Wlicie llie up|H*l slimlnws lull, 

xVsUi'il ill mv ni™». ' '"'-'' I'""'" 
Tliroui'li tliP long, linliKlili'd hull. 

Swift, in raylefis silence nmnd us, 
Close tlie dcppcning slindes nl" niglil ; 

"Diirk!" my blue-eyed Heilio wliispers, 
Iliilf in awe luid liulfin fright. 

"D.irk!" Uie liahy Inotlier echoes. 

With a lnifih npoii his glee; 
When my Bertie, ne-tllng Dertier, 

Wliispcrs sciflly, -Piiiuf. seel" 

illossed. blessed faith ol' ehildliood. 

Fallier, giant this iiiith t<i me; 
Dark the shado.vs loimd me gather. 

Hut J kiioiv Ihal Tlum rlost see. 


U'E inc ask niv iiille I'n.ciiiM 
trieinis what i-^ llif iiwi-t exeellem (if 
all kiiuwicilge ? ^'<in >vill all jinswei- 
iiniiioilialelv, "To Unow llm path of 
the ivisi! mail and litivv to walk there- 
in." '"Ttio palli uf'lliL' wisu" is the 
liigliway to elonial oxuelloiicp ami 
gluiT. 1-ut ii-i look al the ifiily \vi*'c 
man- Lli.s gait is linn, his laligtlage 
puriiy, his voice a mt'io.Iy, a smile ol' 
;.;nuc lights his (•ountenance, men^y, 
iiiilh anil liiilh (lash iVoiii his eye. 
Tiiniif;li his liji'i-lieaii is (Icei'ly^liir- 
ruweil with eaio yet the expression 
liiere, is iinloiicheil liy the hlii;hl ol' 
lile'.s antnnin. lie rises fioin his 
eoiieh at early innrii., anil lune.s his 
harp t ) ['lin^h' his notes of praise 
with (he sweet soiii; ol' liircls, he 
puurs out a prayer ol" praisw as he 
aiuini'9 upon the ijiilden chain of 
titiili. As the (lay advances, the wise 
man siill pursues his holy course, he 
is |!irt ahout with the liabiliments ol' 
active life, lie feasts at tlie lahle of 
P'euly and siniplieity, and drinks at 
the t'ounlaiu ol iunoeiuu-c. .\t even- 
'hg he throws aside sllie iinplenienis 
el ialim-j considers the privileL!;es a id 
hlessin^s of the day, eonsij;ns liiinself 
"It" the hands of an effieieul and 
powerliil Creator, and wraps hiinsell' 
"I ■'iwcet repose, while angels guard 
Ills peaceful s!ninliel>. Thus has 
passed away the truly wise inaii. 
"ho of us are ready to follow in his 
Iw'isteps? It is liiolishness, error and 
>vroii(» lo seek wealth, honor power, 
*»vc that «-eu/(/i, hwti, oml fniYr 
that guides us in the path of wisdom 
Mil prepares os for lilliiig e.ur mission 
'" 'ifc and lits lis lor glory lieyoiid. 

CaKKII: li'llSTKIt- 


Liittle .Jonny H eninc riiiining 

'"lie f.ooi school oneilay, and asked 

lis niolhir's permisaion- to go out in 

i« laorQing wjtli a party of l)u\8 lo 

''"'"t wild ducks. 

•Iia. II .readily gnro hci on 

sent, and .lohniiy hastened to hring 
I nut I lie olrl ride, which had grown 

somewhat rusty hy disuse, and cora- 
j nieneed cleiniiig and pnlisning il. 
\\ liile .Iiihiiiiy was thus engaged, 

his iiiiither sal ni.arhy, ipiietly wtitch- 
I ing tiis riioveineiits until le was 

ready til ]nit in the charge, when she 

1 said to Idle, ".Jiilinny, \ on had het- 
I ' -^ ■ _ 

i ter nnt load your rille to-night ; I'ln 

afraid some aeeident will happen." 

' "() riiollier," repllc! -lohnny, "there 

will he no ilanger, and then 1 shall 

I he all leady for an early start in the 


But," colli iiiiied his niolller,"some- 
thing might liap|)eii, and at all 
events it will lie safer to put ituway 
just as it is.'' 

-loliniiy made no further re()ly, and 
his mother soon left the room. 

Johnny was usually a very good 
boy, and prompt in oheying his 
mother's wishes; hut this time he 
kept looking at his riti-', an<! wisiiing 
he might loud it, and the more he 
' locked and wished, the harder it he- 
! came for him to put it away. 

At last, saying to hiniself,-"niotlier 
wouldn't care if she knew there was 
really no danger, and I'll he very 
careful.'' .lohnny took thy last ste|» 
which parleying with Ipniptation al- 
; most always leads to, loailed thi- rillle 
and set it behind the door. 

Ivirly the lie.xt morning, before 
aay cine else in the family was astir, 
.lolinnv crept down stairs and hasten- 
ed to join the boys in their sports. 
So eager was he to he on his way, he 
nctuallv forgot his rille, until he was 
fairly out of the house. Then he 
Inrued and went back it, but 
.soineiiow,. in opening the door, the 
riHe was knocked ilowii, its contents 
discharged, and the ball entered one 
of Johnny'^ knees. 

And now what do you tMnk were 
the lirst wnriis that passed his lips'.' 
Did he call lor help? Hid he utter 
an (xclaniatioii of pain'.' X", this is 
what he .-aid, "I tliought 1 knew bet- 
ter than my mother." 

I low many other ooys, and girls 
loo, have made the same mistake that 
doh'nnydid. They may not lind it 
out so .pilekly an i surely, but sooner 
or later tbey will think, if not sav, 
" -VAer all mother knew best.' 'Cli'dd's 



Miuy a t'iiri.stian mother, who, at 
evening reoeives at her knee her liule 
one, »'"ith lidded hands and clos-d 
eves to say, ".Now I lay me," before 
.."oing to Vest, has been puzzled to 
find ".in equally brief and suitable 
form of words in w-liieli to cundnet 
tlie morning devotions of said little 
child. I'o-ibly it would he a kind- 
ness to some .s'neli mothers if you 
should puhlisli the aecompinyiiiy 
stanza, which has done nweptuhle 
serviev in the circle where it iiad its 
origin in a mother's heart: 

.lesuH hear mew bile I pmj ; 
Please lo take my bibs away: 
Make me gealle, make me uukt. 
Moke me tliiae own little child. 



A Htporler in lonnUnl from entry Ghurck 
in the britthfitJioodto send u« Church newt, 
Ohifu'iiU^, Aui%-/<iHffi!tfi}Unr an>/lh\ii'j that 
tfiillhr ;fric,i/-nd intentnt. Tn in^'iri: iimf.T- 

ways and (Iniwin;; il lo^eihor hy ife- 
^rees until lie liroiiglit it to an eml 
by a laptism sermon, which wfls 
truly a lua^lor piece fliKcoiirse. He 
madt! popular religion qiiakc, and 
the sinner trcmhie. Wc expected to 

(it/fi, theicriliss attinc mUft accoinvuny each , . . . 

fommankaiinii. Out inoiUituni w not per- close on this evening, but as we wcra 

¥onul butgencval — pUanerenpond tf> out call. 

Dear Pilifriw : — As 3'oa aud the 
Urctiiren at large, have not hoard 
from this arm of the Chn roll this 
Winter, I will state that we, the 
brethren oi" ih-j Mohttun Ohiirch, 
W^ayne Co., Ohi<), coninicnceil n se- 
ries of meetings on thc'Stii of Feb., 
and continued until there wy-s 18 ap- 
poiutnienti filled. Wc gave s.otne 
special invilaliuns and a general one. 
When the tiJiie ca-ne for tiit meetini; 
wc had to cnnimoneo nnder rather 
unfavorable cirjunistauoe.'!, no stran<»p 
brethren made their appearunee, but 
we began. J5ro. Ja;ob Garver, our 
Elder, preached the (IrAt sermm on 
Saturday eveuinp;, and en Sunday the 
writer tried to preach the second. IJy 
Sunday evening help began to come 
in, a force of tlireu b.iet!iror, which 
niado us rejoice. Third sermon by 
J, 1> Shoemaker, of the Shipswancy 
Church, followed by M-isc.-* Weaver 
from the Ashland Cliurch, to a very 

inl'ortned that two precious souls had 
become tired of sin, we thought good 
to have a meeting on Momlay, and 
when we came together two 'more 
made application, therefore a tcr the 
sermon, we went down to thef wiitnr 
and received four i:itr) ihe Church by 
baptism, rthicli made us all tinlv re- 
joice in the (Jod of our Kilv:tlii-n, 
seeing He is still willing to call .din- 
ners through the labors of hid ecp- 
vant*. From visible indications, we 
think many more will, from time to 
time knock ac lliedcor tor admittance. 
Taking it all in all, it was (rnly a 
time of reficaliiug to us all. May we 
long remember what we have heard, 
and all put it to practice, lor it was 
dealt out to saint and dinner, cacti 
oue received his <Iae portion in (Jnu 
time. May it be watered by the dew- 
drops of Heaven, so that His Satanic 
Majesty may he made to tremble and 
the borders of Zioa be eidartred, is our 
praver. Gkueok VVon-r, 

New Pi(i-hur<i^ Ohio. 

C,j,tijrfi/titii>H'it^i(- • 

attentive andicnci*. Fourth by Wm. | - ..-*..---^ — 

Sadler, of the Maple Grove Churcii, ! VittN V\ t 

brother Shoemaker, P. J. Ilrown and i Fobnary 2Utl» ISTU. j' 

Garver being called away a short /Jcar Urothtr : — [ am receiving 
distance to visit a sick mam. Fifih ' the PluiKiM, and 1 love it because it 
by brother Sadler, fdlowed by broth-! holds to the olil order of the Brelh- 
er Shoemaker. In about the midst rcn. I do love that order. I am not 
of the meeting, brother C'hristian j,) favor of those moflern .styles in 
Wise of ^[anstield Church airlvcd, dress vvbich are now getting .so coni- 
which ciused a thrill of joy to us all, 1 mou. Some say,dre>s to please yunr- 
secing our ministerial aid increasing ■ selves, but we should not thus do, we 
and the interest of the meeting also should follow Chri.-it an<! His jioopte, 
increasin" from time to time. Sixtii and if we do not,it isastrongevidence 
by brother Wise. Seventh by Shoe- that we do not I<ive tliem, and if we 
maker, followed by Wi>e. Eighth do not love the brethren who;n we 
byAViseaud ^Vitmer from the Ash- ; have scon, how can we love Christ 
land Church, aud uinih by Wise,; whom we have not seen? I do lltink 
Wituier and Brown. While brother | if we are not willing to follow our 
Wiseoccupiedthe th)or it -si-eaied ns | old brelhren its they followed Christ, 
though the entire andieneo were held : we have not yet fully cast olV the old 
spclKbound, every countonaucG riv- , man. The t-eioetd Apostle says, "Be 
eted upon the 8[.eaker while he was | ye followers of me even as I also am 
engaiied in tlelivering to ihem the ! of Christ.'' If we are not willing r*» 
wordofUod with power and efleel. ; com.' to the humble order of the 
On Thur^diiy moruiug. the loth, 1 Ctiurdi, 1 think we yet love the 
brother Joseph N. KauH'uian of Eo- i w'orld too much. John in liis epi-ile, 
ijan Co., came to our assistaiioe, aud ! says. "Eove not the world m-aber 
some of those that were with u.s re- I the things that are in the woild, if 
turned to their homes, but still left ^ any man lov.- the worhl the lo\c o4 
enough for all ueccssaiy demamls. | the Father i^ unt in him.' A|:ain, 
Teu^h sevniou by brother Kiuill'mun, \ -'We know that we have passe^l (rum 
tollowed by Wise. Eleventh seraMO [death unto life because wo K)ve th« 
by Kaufimaii and Wise,— interest } brethren, he th:»t lovetb nof hin 
still incMvasing, congregitioa enlarg- | brother ahitlelh in doaih." < >, then, 
ing, anil atteotitm aud goo I order | brethi-en, let us lovo one anoihe.r 
praiseworthy. At this point Hro. i with a p«nv heart, and that whicb 
Wise returned home. We now y^ve | our brethren love to *cc, let ns no* 
the matter more fullv into the hand^ | shun or drelinv to wear. I believe 
ofUro.Kaunman. who preached day! that we :^'^' "> <'n«^« '» ^^'"^'^ '^^ 
and evening until Sundav evening, a ■ should he up u.d doing, lor m» such 
series of discuunes taking a liu«id an hour as «<• n-n the N-Jn ftf 
lield. throwing hi^ not o,it a g.-eat ; Man eometh. «nd O, il lie shouM 



find us asleep, how awful it would 
be. I am afraid we would opcu our 
eves \Thcre tlx? rich rn:iii did, but. the 
Savior sayj;, "IJIes-sed is ihe niau wlio, 
at my coming, shall be ii'iind watch- 
ing." Yes, he will indeed ho blessed 
and will be conducted to that Heaven- 
ly homo. David Goodtear. 

Dear PUgrim: — Tltis morning I 
it-el <o inform your readers that I aui 
well and have deen over since my trip 
in Pa., and all our members are also 
well as far iis I Icnow. There is not 
iKUch sickness at present in our nei^h- 
bnrhood and^we feel thankful to (iod 
our Heavenly Ij^athcr for His kind- 
ness conferred on U3, 

X have not forgotten and hope nev • 
cr i-hall. the dear brethren, sisters, 
their kind children and all the friends 
tliat I met in lud. and Pa. last fall. 
My mind often iiavcis the rounds 
and when I think of their kindness, 
r i?k God to bless them all. 

I will now say that I traveled 
tiivough the Brotherhood in jmrt of 
Northern Tnd., iound all well with u 
ffW exreptious, atteniled many uieet- 
ing-i, had lar;^e congregations and 
very good attention to the word 
preached. I bad three meetings in 
Milfi)rd, Ind. in the Caiiipbellite or j 
Christian Church. They were very | 
kind. I thii)k the brethren ought to 
jireiu-h there iiftcu. While I was in 
llilllTd I visited our much respected 
friend Allen Giikerson, and Mary his 
wife, she being a kind sister, and 1 ! 
hepc that he also will soon bceoriie 
a member, as I think be loves the 
brethren and the order they prae'.ije, 
lie is a reader of the PjUiUi.M and 
(.i>id me that he could not well do 
'without it. I ibink tlitre sliouhl be 
j;iuij admonitions in our papers fur 
our dear friends and children, and 
ail oni brethren shoidd take the peri- 
oilienls at least one of them, and the 
abler ones could take more, or get 
guue for the poor. Our chiltlreii 
fihould read these good admonitions 
and when they have read ihi m, we 
should give them loouiueigliborsrbut 
they may read them, if llifrc is not too 
niueli etitieism.of which I di>approve; 
it any raledear niendjei-s^wo cannot do 
too much good, but we c.iu very easi- 
ly do too little, and I tear if we are 
not careiul, we Inay labor too much 
for the world and not euougli for the 
.I.ojd. If we have; so mucli <'oncern 
fi T the tiling* of this world we are so 
apt to ncpjcet our duty towards (iod 
ai.d < neanoiher, and we will (ind (unit 
\iilh *I'>ng nieetingN and >h[irt ones 
10'*, an<l after a while we may f(n'get 
\»!u're the Loid has promised 
tQ meet with u-. I mean if we 
do n>il wateb and pniy. Well may 
t!ie Favior hwy "what J sa;- I gay uu- 
to'iillwatcii." ICwr do not watch 
we nmv get pioiid and buy everylhing 
(bat ihe world bnyn, and becomes 
drli4e<l, or we may licconie t^liugy 
wliiiJi is covel()lJ^n^■s>', ami such 
yiil rn'l maLc tin in>elv(s coiofortable 
rof ii'ther>'. l$ut ifi.or atVceliiuis are 
»bovt, where <?iirif^ Hitfeth on the 
»igbf hand of. God, wctiie urorc apt 

to ho in our duty, and not be too 
slothful or too wnrldly-mindeH; and 
Ido think we will have the right 
kind of courago in every direction. 
\Vo will |iay a debt while we have 
money, aud do without what we do 
not need, however lunch onr eyes 
mav covet it; have the courage to 
speak our mind wlien necessary, and 
to hold our tongue when prudent; 
have the courage to speak to a friend 
in u plain aud niod(st apparel, evcu 
though you are in company with a 
rich one and richly attired; have the 
courage to luake a will and a just one 
before your dying hour, have the 
courage to tell a man antl the most 
agreeable acquaintance we have wlien 
we are eonvinetd ihiit he lacks prin- 
ciple. A friend should bear with a 
friend's infirmities, but not with his 
vicc'^. Have the courage to sliow 
your ret-pcct for honesty in whatever 
guise ii appears, and your contenij)! 
(or dish(.ncst duplicity by whomso- 
ever exhibited. Have the courage lo 
wear our old clothes until wc can 
pay for our new ones, have the cour- 
age to obey our Maker at the risk of 
being ridiculed by man, liave the 
courage to acknowledge our igno- 
rance rather than to seek credit for 
knowledge under false pretense, have 
courage to stand for God, even if we 
must stand alone, have the couwge of 
two evils to choosy the last, but of 
two wrongs, to .choose neither, and 
have courage to believe in God with 
all your heart, aud own His name 
eveiywhere. % -loHN Knisi.ey, 


Eilitors of the Pilcrlm, please say 
that the committee of arrangements, 
after carefully examining the many 
places offered for holding the A. M., 
of 18T4, have finally decided, all things 
consiilered, that Ji seph Fjlburns have 
the best facilities for the accommoda- 
tion of the A. M., therefore the Lord 
willing, it will be held in the Otter 
Creek Congregation, MaCoupin Co., 
111., 25 mdes south of Springfield at 
tho residence of brother -loseph Fil- 
buMs, only about 200 yards from the 
St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Kaiboad. 
You can also say to the brethren of 
Southern 111., that the money sub- 
scribed for procuring a tent for the 
benefit of the churches in the Southern 
district of III., is not sufficient, and 
that the project is therefore a failure 
for the prcsout. Danii:!, Vaniman. 
Virdin, JH. 


Please ammuDoe Ihrougli the Pilgrim 
tliHt our District Meeting -will be licltl on 
the 13th of May in the Cook's Creek Con- 
gregation, llorUiiighara Co., Va. 

flor.oMON Gauber. 

The Distritil Meeting for North Missouri 
will be licM OP ibc Tth ami 8th of Jfarch in 
tlie Smith Fork Brancli, CUiitou Co., (near 
PliUtsbnrg). in tho Hielliren's Meeting- 
house. A gcucnil repreBentation desired. 
'I'liuse coming by It. R. will stop of!" at 
Plausbur". Geokge Witwer. 

Please make the following announcement 
in the Weekly Pii.ouim. Tlio District 
Meeting of West Viiginia, will be hcUl in 
Seneca District, eight miles west of Mouth 
(if Seneca, at Union School House, in Dry 
Fork ttwnsUip, Randolph Co., on Friday 
and Satorday, !lth and lOlli of May. For 
any further iufonnation .address the under- 
signed at Montli nf Seneeft, 

Pendleton (-'o.. W. Vn. 
Uy order of tho Church. 

A«-v HaiiM-^n. 


Wc do.throngh this medium, iufornl the 
brctluen aud churche-* compiisin;,' ihc first 
diitrict of Virginia, that Fridtiy and Satur- 
day beforf the fourth Sunday in April, is 
the time :ippointcri.for the hnlding of the 
Annual District Meeting, and will be hqjd 
at that time no preventive providence, at 
theVaUey Meeting-house in Botetourt Co., 
one mile south of Amsterdam. A full at- 
tendance is desirable. 

The undersigned also inf.jru's his breth- 
renlhathe has a number of New Hymn 
Books on hand for sale. B. F. Mocimaw ■ 

Please announi-e that the District Meeting 
of Western Marvland, will be licld tlie Lord 
willing in tlic NVelsb Run Congregation in 
tlie Broiid Fordiii;j, ?*Ieetinghousc, livcmilc-i 
norlh-west nf lliigeistown on Ilie second 
Thurtiday in April. 1S72. 

Nicholas Martin. 

Please aunouuce that Ihe District Meet- 
ing of Norlberu Indiana aud .Mieliigan,will 
he held in the Bretbren'.s Meetinghouse, i 
mile west of Goshen, Elkhart Cu., Ind.. 
commencing on Thursday the 1st day of 
May, 1878, at 10 o'clock, a. m. 

Ji£SSK, CAi.VKtiT, Clerk. 

pbampaigu Lovefeast. 
Tiic brethren in Champaign Co., III., 
have appointed iheir Counuunion Meeting 
on Saturday ami Sunday, Jun<' 7lh and Htli. 
ISI^, at^ro. Geo. DilUug's, Ave mile:* east 
of Urbana. We extend an invitation to all, 
especially the ministering brethren. 

J. H. MoouE, 
Urb:tua, HI. 


STAHL— LACKENGS.— On Dec. .^ 1873, 
by the undersigned, .Juhu M. Stnhl and 
Mary C. Laekings, both of Friinklin Co.. 

SHANK— BURKHERT.— Dec. II), 1872, 
by the same .Julin S. Shank and Auoa 
Burkhert both of Franklin Cii., Pa. 

PITTINGEK— HEKSIiy.— Dec. 24, IS'S. 
by tlie ^ame, Robeit H. Pittinger aud 
Mary Ilershey, both of Washington Co., 

JONES— HANES.—Feh. 4Ui, I87:i. by the 
sami', .loliu W. Jones and Susan M. UaucK 
boHi of Washington Ce»., Md. 

GROVE— MILLER —Feb. 18, 187.S, John 
S. Grove and sister Anna E. Miller, both 
of Franklin Co., Pa. 

John Shank. 

DETiilCK- LAHMAN.— On January 10, 
1873, near Greencastle, by the under- 
signed, at the residence of the bride's pa- 
rents, Mr. Calvin Deatiick to Miss Fran- 
cis Liihman. Geo. D. Harmon. 


SHELLER.— In Obe Welsh Run arm of tho 
Church, Nov. 20Hi, ISTO, near Broad 
Fording. Washin^jton Co., Md., hroUier 
Christian ShcUer, aged 74yrs., (i mo., and 
18 days. 

He lel't an ajjed widow, two children and 
grand children to mourn their lo^i;, Ijut not 
to mourn as those who liave no hope. 
Asleep in Jesus, O, for mo. 
May such a hlissful refuge he; 
Sacredly shall my ashes lie, 
A.ffaiting the summons from on hi;,'h. 
Mary E. SlAUTiX. 
(titinpd Visitor please eo|)y. ) 
CRUME — In Nohle Co., Ind , Feb. lOtli, 
1873, Willie, infant sou of brother Levi 
aud sister Mary Crumo, afjcd 8 mouths. 
Funeral service by brother Chiistian 
Weaver from Matt. 18: 3, H: 

MII.LER.— In the Welsh Hun i,™ „,.., 
Church, near liroad Fordiuj;, VVaslii, 
tou Co., Md., Feb. nth, ISW, sister iff 
tic .M iller wife of bro. Abmliam Miller 
oged 63 yrs, 9 mos. and 7 days, Diseasi'' 
palsy, t",ie<l very suddenly. Funeral di.' 
course hy Elder Christian Koefcr aud n» 
brellireu. '' 

Bister Miller was a consistent memher or 
of the Church for a number of yeiu-s and 
was beloved by all around her. She leaves 
a lund husbanil and family of children ti, 
mourn their loss, bvtt not without hope. 
Nicholas Mabtij. 
iQonpet Viititor please copy.) 

SNAPP.— In Logan Co., Ohio, ou Feb. 19 
1H7.1. of Lnug lever, our old frieud Jos' 
B. Snapp, aged 73 years, 1 month audj? 

He was a member of tho Baptist Clmrcli, 
fie leaves an old companion, three children 
IK Krand-children aud many relatives ty 
mouru their loss. Funeral preached by tlic 
wrilei' iu the Enj;lish and by John P. Kiog 
minister of the Ornish Church in the Ger 
man, by request, from Rev. 14:13. 

.] , Ij. Frastz. 

DL'liBS.— Un Fell. 2.1, 187:1, Daniel Dnljlis 
of tlropsv, ayed 81 ycui*, 4 mouths .uuf 
1 18 days." 

FOX.— On Feb. 2,1, 1873, of Typhoid Fc 
ver, Ciitharine Ftix, aged 23 years nnd 13 
I days. I preuehed l)Oth funerals in cue 
day. Jksse CALVKnT. 

COFFMAN.— Fear South English, iu Ihc 
English Kiver Church District, March 
the Ist, 1873, our beloved brother, Ben- 
jauiiu F. Colluiau, formerly of Uoeking- 
liaui Co., Va., aged 3!) years, 8 luoatlij 
and « (lays. Disease Typhoid fever. 

He leaves a widow, two children and ii 
largo number of relations and friends to 
mourn their loss, but they mouru not as 
those who have no hope fin- all feel assui-cd 
that he restsin the Paradise of God. His 
lastnud'.ble words were, "all is well, let 
me go iu peace." A kind husband, an sT- 
fectiimatc father, a good citizen aud an 
! hnmble exemplary follower of Christ were 
! some of the characteristiCi, of his life. A 
few days before he passed from earth lit 
called for the Elders of the church and hid 
the Holy Unction of annointing with oil ad- 
; ministered to hiui. Though his siekucss 
' was of short diir.itiou, ouly two weeks, he 
sudered but little or no pain, hut slowly 
and silently passed through the gates of 
death and peacefully lauded in the haveuof 
eterual rest. O that wc luiglit nil so live. 
j that when we die wc can also die in pcaef 
' and meet all our dear brethren, sisters, 
' friends and all the holy Fathers around tbt 
! throne of God. The fiinera: services were 
! attended to by the brethren, to one of th" 
largest collections of mourning and syiup«- 
thizing friends ever assembled in tins P^i" 
of the Lord's heritage. The words of Je- 
sus addressed to Martha, as recoraed is 
.John ll:2;l. "l'hybrotlier8luilliis»«S"°; 
were improved upon ou the solemn 
I sion. 

( V'lsilor please copy,) 

BENNITT.-Ou Feb, 11th, 187:1. i" "j; 
Winamac District, at North U'-;"^; , ' y 
Ihoiia Alice, daughter of Bro. ■I«""» 
and sister Haunah Ueunitt, nged la ) 
I Ii niuuths aud 23 days. 
' Bro. James is in the minislry. I' »"^^^ 
I hard stroke to give up their child n> ■■^ 
I was an obedient daughter and much h'V^^i 
j and was taken away unexpectedly, a> "^^ 
was sick only three days. Disease, inna"^ 
' matioii of the brain. Tlie child "'"^"^^^ 
a willingness to go home and we nee 
mourn for her as those who ha>o no lo^^^ 
Funeral service by Uro's. A. Appeh""" • 
I). It. Freeman, from John 10: 30. 

B. F. *' 



The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES CKEEK. PA.. Mar. lltb. 1873. 

,g- How TO srad moncy.-.AH sums over 
,, ,, sbo"l.l 1« sent in » check, 
t,r»rP"st"l orrto,.. Tf nmthei. of those 
„„„„ oWainc'l. liavc tl.o letter registered. 
t«- Wiiiw MosKT is sont, (iliw/;/» send 
•iTiltUename mid .iddress of those wlio 

"•i-. Wrile tlie iiiimesand post ollicc a' 

naiii It. 

«- KVEIIV subscriber for IR7:i. gets a 

PSfmAliMMc. FmK. 

ffillll.l' KM>'"^ "fll"- I'li.ui!!." 
iilasfivu lis :in cxplanaiioii ou the 
\oll,mn<g Scriiitiire; "U there c omc 
.luymilo yo" anil hring not lliis doc- 
iHiir roLi'ite liiiii not into your house 
,i,,ill,'cr l.iil liiiii l-oil Mioiil." 2il.Ii>hu 
1st; HI. 

Wliutliou-e is hcie rcliTred lo, our 
ilivellinus or the liouse of pnWic wor- 
,l,ip.; Will. 15. Ski.l. 

Ille^o'll■ "1 all niou are equally 
|ireeiiiiis ill the si^hl o! 'iml and 
JioaM so he consideicd. To refuse 
any mail the coinniou eliarities of life 
weras iiot.Io he in harmony with the 
»[iiritnf (llrist, iherelore we roitclude 
that It Is tint tne ninii that we are so 
sjiiclally to i^iiard ai^ainst as the doc- 
trine wliii'li limy not he in aeeordance 
niili ilic triitli, lieiK.e it' any bring 
among lis a doctrine that does not 
wniijtiri with the Word of God and is 
ii»t calciilated (or the salvation of the 
sitiil, we arc to artiird hi.ii no oppor- 
innily (o [ircaeli that iloetriue, no 
nimiorwlietlipr it he a |irivati.- house, 
alcnt or a Church-house. It is the 
iloclnne lliat we arc to c.xcrt our in- 
llimicetigdiiisi. To ,i„ (iiiji „.ji| not 
iwi-ssilalc IIS to deny tlicui I hu com- 
mon clmrities, such as entertaining 
'I'fm as stniii}.t.r, or fccdiii-,' them 

«lp|l liUoj;r\ . 


All siibscri|,ii„i,ssl,„„lH comnieute 
•ithtliDhegitiningofthc v.,lii-ue, as 

'"'St Nus. contaiiied frme very 
"tiiresting article, of which are 
"'"»">iiiiic>l. h will also make a 
"'"■I'l* lllc and make the volume 
;^"'"»l'io lor biiidiiig. w, ,,„ ,M\ 
'Vy all subscribers wiili „umhers 
-ir ""' '"'«'""■"» of the year. New 

'Cr'"'.'"'' "" "'" ™"""« *" 'I"! " 
"ragingly and we cau assure voii, 

l,,^ «'«l<'umely received. Wo 

il^^"'""" ^"' "lanv more, scud then 

"Mail wo will accommodate all. 

jj.'"- SlKPllEX lIlLDKRUKAM., of 


■'aniw p ""■'''■"I"'"' and sisters of 
OBi„; V'*"^'; »nd of iho ? 
""ivcd home sarae evening 

!— found all well. I often (hinitofi 
j the privilege I liad of meeting with j 
you, lircihrcn, and I am so well j 
plenscd with the zeal and apiiciirance I 
of the lirdlireii and sislcrsthat I hope 
the time will not he lonj; iimil we can 
meetajfiiin. Kiirther, I IhinI; it would 
do our hrdliieu ami .sisters good to 
visit .laiiKs (.'rewk, especially, sisters 

Weftel tilad thatthose who vislt-james 
C'rcck arc generally iuv.iraUly impress- 
ed a.? we always conleudcd I hat good | 
men ought to have a good reputation 
at home. i'erhaps some brethren 
Hatter tl.e .lames Creek Church a lit- I 
tip, hut one thing wo are glad to ac- 
kiiowlcilge, we have iiface among us 
an.l trv to e intend for the faith. 


tw. I 

1). J>i:iiwi:i;. That will do. 

.J.Moi: Li.NK. We don't publish 
the l'ii,i;r!iM in t!ie (icrman. 

.I.vcnii Wk.\vi-;1). !I. K'.s ]uper is 
row iiaid to Xo. 40 T-'i. 

.Jei!I...mi.\.a RoTHERMEI,. The mon- 
ey you speak of is received — .\lnia- 
nac and No. 7 sent. 

D. F. II.Mii' and others. The 
Tunc liooks have na^v arrived aii.l 
I all oiclcrsaie tilled. 

r.. A. l,i:tTi;.:. Your name with 
several others was on the hook but 
overlooked iu putting thciii iu the ad- 
dressing; gtdley. They will come all 
ritflit now. 

I — Urotlur J). Vtiiice intends to 
! leave tfie charge at Cicrraautown, but 
j where he iii'.cnd^ to -locate we have 
not yet learned. 

— F.IiKt I^aac ('ripe of I'yrmout, 
lod., has been niiwell iluriug the 
winter but ill now recovering. 


El. I). Uio. Wiii.F. We received 
.$8.00 iroiu you aluiut the 24th of 
November, but have no account of 
receiving any since. You say you 
sent ^8.1)1' January 20th, how did 
you sond it? H'as it Ijy postal order, 
cln ck or bow ? 

— ?. M. Shuck of I'leston, Minn., 
informs us (hat their Church is in a 
good condition and that they have 
been prospering. During the winter, 
Ihev added eight to their number by 
hapiisin. j 

— Kldcr .1. W. Krumbaugh of 
Clover Creek, and .1. T. Myers of 
Somerset, Pa., guvc us a call. Had 
preaching on last evening at the 
JamcB Creek Cbimh,— this evening 
service will be in our new Bethel. 

— Sister M. M. Custer informs us 
that the brethren at I'otistown Pa., 
were holding some meetings, and 
that twenty^iive were to be baptized 
on Saturday March the 1st. 

— B'rom Elder. f. W. Kriiinliaii^h, I 
we learn that the church at Siidke 
Spring, Pa., on the 22d of February, 
held a choice for a S[>caker and two 
deacons. The charges fell upon Bro. 
Wni. liitchy forspeakcr, and Thomas 
Dibert and John Baker deacons. 

— A brother says,"The winter iiere 
in Marion Co., Oregon has been very 
mild up to this date, February 20th, 
health good, the wlieat look i w-cll and 
the grass growing. 

— From brother J. B. Diehl we 
learn that' Elder C. Long, of Adel, 
Dallas Co., Iowa, has had bad health 
during tlie winter and seems to be 
declining some, but in bis religious 
(leliherations ahd zeal, remains un- 

— TJic ill! lowing very good advice 
is received from a brotlier in the 
West : -'Try your best to keep ont 
conlroversaries as our people arc not 
inclii el to patronize a paper of that 
character. E.>thiLit a mild and gen- I 
tie spirit through the columns ofj 
voiir paper, and then I have no doubt ! 
that the circulation of the 
witi be an entire success. j 

— The buiUliiig of a church near 
ilaniiltun, Caldwell Co., Mo., will 
liill through unless the Brotherhood 
comes to their aid more liberally. In 
brother W. B. Sill's last letter, he' 
says : *'C)u ne.\t Sabbath I have an j 
l^ppointDient to fill at a' distance ofj 
13 miles and no way to get there but j 
walk. Bretlircu, think of these; 
things, and then help them to build 
a house for worsliiji. 

— Sister Kate Ciainbei of ( 'ordelia. 
Cal., has been on a trip lo "N osemite 
Valley and among the "Big Trees," | 
an<l has given an account of it for the | 
the entertainment of our read- i 
ers, — will appear ue.xt week. Sister^ 
Kate, uotwithstamling she is isolated 
from the giMicral Brotherhood, re- 
members the poor by sending (<1.00 
along to make glad the tiresidc of 
some poor lonely widow-. TJrethrcii 
ai d sisters, what have you done to- 
wards sujiplyiiig the poor with good 
religious reading? You woidd be 
surprised to learn that we have or 
«re giving iS.f90;<Kl for this purpose, 
and cannot afford itapaiticle better: 
than many hundretla of onr subtcris 
hers. i 

Continue to work for thePiLOKiu. 
A numlier of our agents who had 
done quite well before, m.ide a second 
effort and almost doubled their lists. 
There are many more could do equal- 
ly as well if they would try a little. 
One of our agents last week took a 
Pilgrim to thtircouncil meeting and 
obtained nine new subscribers. 

LITE It A n Y .\o ricEa. 

The Phi;e.noi.ooic.\i. Jour.val for 
March contains a good jiortrait and 
sketch of William F. Havemtyer, 
Mayor of New Y'ork City ; The Prob- 
lem of Life; Driven to Deatii ; In- 
dian Relics, and our Indian Policy, 
a well illustrated and seLsIble article ; 
k. Penal C'olony for Criminals ; Mrs. 
Mary Somerville, the Scientist, with 
portrait; What Shall our Boys do? 
Dreams and their causes ; Longevity 
in the I'lofessions ; "I CUonot Quit 
It," or tlie Inebriate's Pica ; A Good 
Memory, bow to acquire and retain 
it ; The Celt ; The lied Deer of 
America ; Hugh Stowel Brown on 
Americans, etc. Price 30 ets. A 
year's Subscription, with a ^'taking" 
Chroiuo, .^S.OO. Iddress S. 11. Wells, 
3SD Braadway, N. Y. 

SciExrn oi-' Health for Marcii is 
on our table. As usual, it is filled 
with just such infonuatimi as every 
familv needs. It the money wasted 
for patent nostrums was spoilt for this 
invaluable periodical, people might 
have wiser iieads and less aches and 
pains. Only 82.00 per year. Ad- 
dress S. I! Wells, 389, Broadway 
New Y'ork. 

The Rock is a new weekly pub- 
lished by T. j. Shelton, Areola, III. 
It is to be be devoted to whatever is 
honest, pure, just, true, lovely and of 
good rejiort. 


Daniel Bright 


I C ('..over 


Tlios. !! .Maddocks 


i-.ld M .Miller 


W (J Cook 


P. B Bollinger 


n Gibbon 


Saiimcl Mohler • 


Daniel IJl-ower 


Loviiia .Marsh 


.1 K Miller 


<l W Sliive'v 


1) H Barriek 


K Sliler 


.Jacob Weavi r 


I) N'aniiuan 


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S B Fnrrv 


Annie Bixiww 


Kli/abeth Longaecker 


.Inu G Suider 


S C Miller 


l> r.rower 


Daniel PoiJy 





The tliernoinclor rogistMi-ed 70 de- 
grees in tlicslmdc at «t. Augustioc, 
Florida, ou Itie Sd of January. 

Tlierc is a .lapcuosc proverb wbicli 
says, "The ehief glory of tlie sword 
consists in i:B reMing qniclly in its 

The coldest day, excejil, one, fur a 
liunJro<1 years, «as the 30tli nit., ac- 
cording to the averment of I'rofessor 
Looniis of Yale College. 

The Catholic (Jhurch in Great 
Eritian lios ahout 2,500 priests, ],C20 
churclics, 82 I'cligioiis eommunifies 
for n)en, 280 for women, anil 1,500, 
000 lay members. 

It is rcjinrled tliat President Grant 
villshoitly h)ake a lour through a 
number of the Southern State-s, 
among them Virginia, North Carolina 
Georgia, and South Carolina. 

8ix tliousand men are now grading 
the Texas I'acific ]vaiiroad,aiid track- 
laying will begin as soon as the rise 
in the Red liivcr enables the neces- 
sary enpi»lies to be brought up. 

Xew York is to have an uuder- 
grtiund railway. A large number of 
men are at work upon it. The un- 
derground lines in Ijondon are a suo- 
cess ; tlieir is no reason why they 
should not be in New Y'ork. 




H A r T ISM. 

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Thi: coniplolioD of tlic Chesa]icalte anr] Ohio 
Tnuik Line Raihrav, hHs opened >ip to th« 
world much of the fine TIMBER LANDS, 
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luvspcet of a handsome prolit. For furth- 
er particulars inquire of llic undersigned, 
agent for lands lierc. J. S. FLORY. 
Orchard View, Fayette Co., W. Va. 
Jan. 10. 

Trine Immersion. 

A dificU(-sion on TrJur Imintr.tion, by letter 
trtwccn Elder R. F. Mooniaw and Dr. 
.1. J. Jackfion, to which is annexed a 
TrealiBC on tlie Lt rdV Supjier, and ou 
the neceeM.y, ehariiciernnd e\idences of 
the new biith, also adialo-^ne on the dnc 
tjine of nou-remstancc, by Elder B. F. 
Kloumaw. Single copy SO cents. 




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■■IS lOna L&V? EURNIKG?" 

s,v i^ yanr liu.i|i IniniuiK, 1". U-Om'! 
' ' I'nr.iv you look ([uickly niul a"'. 
I'ovifit ware Ijumiiia. tlim surely 
Some 1>«^>"" """'>' ''^'" '""-''" "'"'° '""• 

Slmi-lit itraii'li' is 'lie ''"'"'• ■"'•* ' I'altcr, 
' Ami oft I foil out by llie way; 
TUcnlilt your liimp liiglifr, my liiotlicr, 

Lcsl I shouKl nwlie fatal delny. 
There lire maov iiiul many •.irouiij you 

Wild follow wherever you g»; 
If you Ihouglit that they walked iiitlie shad- 

Your lauip would Imvu brighter, I know. 

liiuu Ihe dark mountain lUey slnmblc; 
ri.ey are bruised on tile rocks, anil tliey 
Willi llieir white [ileading faces turned up- 
To die elouds and the ijiliful 

fherc is luniiy a lamp that is lighted; 

We hfhnld tlieiu anear and afar: 
liiu not nuiiy amont,' Iheiu my brother. 

Shine steaiiily on like a star. 

I lliiiik. were they trimmed nightantlmoru- 

Tliey would never burn down or go out, 
'fhoiigh fi-oni the four quarters of heaven 
The winds were all blowing about. 

It once all the lamps tint were lighted 
SliouUl steadily blaze in a line, 

Wide over the land and the ocean. 
What a girdle of (floiy would sbinel 

How all Ihe dark places wouUl brighten! 

How the mist would roll up and away! 
How Hie earth would laugh out in her 

To hail the niellenuial day! 

Say, is your lamp burning, my brother'.* 
I |iniy yon look ipliekly and see; 

For ifit were burning, ilieu stirely 
Some bcim would fall bright upon me! 
— Frieiidit iJorlVie. 



Tills jilirase, luldresied to l^liilip 
'•>■ ceitaiii Greeks wlio were among 
'hem that came up to JetusaltMii to 
worship at tlje feaot, seenn very nat« 
'"al from the altendiiig cireumstaii- 
'''■''■ It may liave eontained ti sincere 
ilesii'c to see .Jesus and hear Him 
'Onversc, or it may li.ave been mere 

""s euriosily. All .lerusiileni was 
•istir over tlie I'orsunaj^e « lii> npolie 
■IS one liaving autlmrity, and wlioRO 
"bracles none eotil.l ijiiinsay. The 
' haris'ecs baid aniiiug themselves, 

'Pereeive ye how ye prevail iioth- 
'"S < hehold, tlie world is 30110 after 

'«"!.' Ilj, 5„try into .Jerusalem 

'■"1 heen trimiiplianl— the people 

had out down branehcs of |-aiin ir*:;'.!* 
,ind fitrewed them in the way pro-i 
elaiiuin^ before Jlim, "Hosanna, 
Blessed is He that romeih in the 
name of the I..ord." That a niitab'e 
iniraele had been performed, no one 
eoull deny, and indeed the chiet 
priests consulted concerning pulling 
Lazarus to dealh, because on account 
of llira many believed on .Jtsua. 
The multitudes that foUowetl Him 
were gr«at, and from diftcreiit mo- 
tives ; some bec.iuse others did. some 
from the benefits derived for them- 
selves or friends, ■ioaie from cur!o.sity. 
lie grauUd .ill requests to see Ilim, 
and lo each meted a portion in due 
season. Zaccheiis, we remember de- 
sired gr« illy to si-e llim,',but ih night 
His house woiihl not be honored by 
the Great Teaelier, but we lemeui- j 
ber ihe words of .Je.sus, '■Zacclieus, 
niaKc haste and come down for to-day 
is salvation come to thy house, and 
he made haste and received Him 
joyfully." The people behehl Him 
as Isaiah siiys, "A man of sorrows 
and acquaiiiiod with grief." They 
beheld Him as one whom the Scribes 
and I'harisees could not entangle. 
To the woman at the nell of Samaria 
He spoke in simple terms. To Xico- 
demus, He spoke immediately of the 
new birth; and when he marveled, 
answered ".\rt thou a teaehei in Is- 
rael and knowesl not these things?" 
Let us coutemplute Hiiu in a few 
of the sceuesthiough which He pass- 
ed while tabernacling in the Hesh. 
We see Him walking up the sircels 
of Jerusalem aloue toilworn and wea- 
rv, we see him hy the sea of Galilee 
teaching ihe waiting people, when 
they hung upon His word until ihe 
"day was far spent," when He had 
compassion on the multitude and 
said 10 His disciples, "Give ye them 
toeal." And when they hesitated 
whence to get bread to satisfy thcni 
in Ihe wilderness, lU commanded 
them to sit down in companies and 
with a few loaves and a couple of 
fish, led the multitude. Wo s.e Him 
rebuhin-llie boislerous «aves, and 
shriekins wind, antl inVMdintelij 

there was a gicat calm. We see Him 1 CHASTENIHS LOTE. 

at the grave of I-azarus, manifesting .j.,^^. ,^^.^ .[.^t chasiens is the lo 

both His human 1111 1 divine "*""'*' ' .bat « 

xhibiting zeal 
when ! 
He made a scourge of s;nall cords 

in the temple 
for His F.itliers 

t saves. Yearnii:gover thesinner, 
it hales and abhors the sin. Twining 
itself about the wayward chih.l, it 
restrains and rtCills the wandering 
feet from every sinful path, ''As 
many as I love I rebuke and chas- 
teu." And tliat God whose love 
will not alhnv ns to sin unrebnked, 
nor tule.-ate wrong tiuiug in us, will 
yet dc lend His ciiildrcu and deliver 
and bless and SiVe tliem forever. 
j "Two Rabiiis,'' says a .Jewish leg- 
end, "as they drew uigli to .Jerusalem 

and drove out tiieoi that bought iind 
sold therein. We see Him toiling up 
the rugged ascent of Tabor with His 
three di-^^cijile-s. We know not of ihe 
conversation that passed between 
them lliere, but we have an account 
that His face did shine as the sun, 
and Ilia raiment was white as the 
light, while He held communion 

with M.>ses and Elia. just from the ^^^^ ^ ^^^ _.^^_^,_j_,^ ^j,^,, ,1,^ ,,;„ „,. 
courts of Heaven, who doubtless ^jg,, ^. j,,^ 3;^,,^ R^b'-.i .Joshua 
spake of His deccise and resurrec- , ^^^^^^^ ^_^^ p^^,^^; ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 
tion., while over all spreads a bright .•\yij(;,.^.,o,.g ^\^^^ ,;,(,„ s;u;;e ■;• asked 
clou.l. So wonder awe steals ever ^j^^ ^^^, ^^^^ ^.^^j^; 'Xay, wherefore 
the disciples at this holding high ! ^,^^^^ ^■^^^ ^^^^^ .,, ,^^1,1 ji,g u^her. 
converse with the skies. No wonder 1 ,j ^^^^, ,.g|,ij<,(i the R.\biji .Joshua, 
all things earthly are forgotten, and ; .'^^^^^-^ j ^^e fulfilled what is writ- 
Peter in ihe fullness of his soul ex- 1 ^^^^ j^ ,|^^ Lameutaiious : " -Becaus; 
claims. Lord it is good for ns to here, j ^j. ^^^ mouniain of Zion, which is 
let us remain. We see Him '» <l>e j ^^^j^^j^^ jj^^ foxes walk upon it.' ' 
large upper room, when the prepa- : ,.._^„,^ iheretbre do I smile,' said 
ration for supper beiog ended He j ]^^^\^-^ Elizcr, 'for in the sign that 
riseth therefrom and poureth water | ^^^j i^,^,^ fulfilled His thrcatenings, 
into a basin and began to wash His ; j ^^^ ,^ pledge that not oi.e of His 
disciple's feet. We see His agony in ! j,,.o,„;g^3 ^^^ |t,ii o .: 
the gulden, when the weight ofihe; ^^ ,„ every affliction aiil tiial 
world's sal valion rested upon Him— ; ^yi^i^.,, ^,onj^.3 „po., „.^ „e may rec- 
when .sympathy from God and man ^^^^j^^ ^j^^ Fathers hand correciiug 
seemed denied. W'e see Him on the 

resurrection morn, when He address 
ed words of cheer to the weeping 
Mary; when He led captivity cap- 

us, or the Fatbei's love iwrmitting 
everv grie!", and may take comfort 
in the assurance that ail things are 
working togethei for go-id to them 

live and gave gifts unto men; when ^^^^^ ^^~,^ (j^j^ ,^„^) (,,,,1 Hc who 
He journeyed with two of His disci- 
ples to Ivmmaus, lio.v their hearts 
burned within them while He uii 

folded to them the Scriptuies! 
.•Vgain, we see Ilini on the day of 
His ascension when He led His dis- 
ciples out as far us Olivet, and when 
a cloud received Him out of iheir 
sight. We see Him as the Mediator, 
made a priest forever after ihe oi-der 
of Jlolchisedec. Again we shall see 
Him when this mortal shall liave 
put on imraortality, and this c<n-rupt- 
ihle, iucomiplion, for we! be 

llvrriK K. MiM.KR. 

cimsteus and afflicts es lor out profit 
in tliis world, shall fulliil e leli prom ■ 
ise of blessing made t.> us f «■ d ivs 
to coaie, aud crowu us wiih the joy 
and glory of His He.ivcnly home.— 
'Ihe CliriHittn, 

Make the best jHissible use of 
wealth while living. You cinnot 
take it to the grave, ami it will only 
bj a curse to your children ifth-y 
are made to liclievc they have no 
aim ill life, bat to wait until you 
eiioo-c to leave tliom all vmiraicu- 


T H E W E E IC L Y P I J. K I M. 




It. r. .MO(I.M.\U'. 

Ill ■.osumiiig imr reflcclioiis upon 
(lie principle involvoil in tliis ques- 
tion, we next in onler, consider l)rief- 
]v tlie ordinnmeof Fect-Wnsliini;, 

As a matter of failli, the Cbri.stian 
world siaiuls united npon llii.s snb- 
j.-t, nor could it possibly lie other- 
wise, because in rantlers of faith we 
li ive no power over o'.ir volition, but 

and .sacranientally. Socially as in 
the case i>f Alirahain in the plains of 
Mamre. Genesis 18 : 4. Lot in the 
city of Sodom, the Levilc in Bellile- 
hem in the land of Gibeah, Judges 
10: 21. .Vbi;jail at Carniel, 1 Samuel 
2.0: 41, llie vwliortatioii of David to 
Uriah. 2 Saniue! 1 1 : S, and the 
'church represented in Songs of Solo- 
mon. .'> : :«. 

Saeranivnially, E.\. 30;17-21,"And 

the Loid spake unto Moses s:iying, 

* ihou .-Iiall aUo nialio me a laver of 

I brass, and his foot als i of brass to 

a'O coniiie ed bv I le laws oi our or- I , . , ,, , . ;;,.•. 

■^ ' ,-., J. . .1 wash with all, ami ihou s/.o/^ put it 

pniizationto decide according to tlie ,, i i r -i 

g.oiiaiio.i lo o between the tabernacle of the con- 

wi>i'< It of evidence adducetl. Ihis; . , . i. i .i 

Ml, 11,111 oi eii.n. I i;re ation and the altar, and thou 

iHiiiir n the case U fore us, 60 over- , ^, f . -i ■ c » 

' i' . ,,. shalt put water theruin, for Aaron 

V, helranin^, no intelligent (■.erson ' 

would risk tlicir repiitaliou by de- 

miiig that it was adivine command, 

ii ful'y emliracinj: the three ideas ; '•° 

a; .rriiag to Wayland. "an actde.sig- 

i.iilc !.-i^uitied to lie the will of God, 

that it be performed, and that we are 

ill hilled within tlie number addrcss- 


The discrepancy only arises »d:en ; ^^^^j, ^^, ^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^.^^. ^_^,^ j,^^„,^ | 
o:n„!on U substituted for One ^^^^ ^^ ^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^ ,_.^ ^^^_, ,,,,,^_,^,, , 

K of the "/"HM))' that It IS intended as ' " nr^ . a . 

. . ' . . , r J I out tlieir trenemuons.. MoM-y, Aa 

a social institution, to he portcrmed 

literally in the family circle. A 

ftfcunil is i<f the o/uii'mi that it is to 

W undor.^u.o 1 ti',airatively, and im 

plies all aci, or actiois 

*t t'nllw mot in *"-&"-"'*'"i») ^ "'"'cr"'o 

iuitliful Htcw 

and their ffCt thereat. When they 
into the tahernaclc of the conjjre- 
gatioii, they shall wat>h with water 
ihut ihey clc not, or when they come 
near to the altar to minister, to hum 
offerinj; made by fire unto the Lordi | 
So tln-y shall wash their hands and j 
their ftoi — that they die not, and it i 


lion and his sons arc the parlies tu 

whom this command was j^ivcn. They 

j wfill nmlerstood what was required 

, ., ,.* I of them, and the fatal consenuence of 

'hospitality i , . , . ' . 

' neglecting, chaiiguit; or modifying it, 

a'! its demands by Joedin 
gry, clothing the nakc-1, 

J ards and true believers, obeying it to 

' j the letter. See Kx. 40i:3O-:V2, "Wiien 

I tiiev went into the tent ofthc cnnirre- 

and benevolence, and is fu'dv met in , 

the hun : I'ence we see them 


the wants in any way of the destitute. 

C imforliiifi the oppressed, visiting . , , , 

. , ,r n ,. .1 r * p tration and when thev came near to 

t;.e sick, iterallv washing the feet ot -^ • ., t i 

' - ", , ihe altar thev washed as the Lord 

t!ip Wfirv irave.:tr. oi uther? when ■ „ 

„ . • , , . 1 . ,(1x1 conimamleti .Mosfs 

fi.thv, or forsooth, ti.ackiiiir the boots 

a-id fiiragipg the horse of the minis- i In the above we have a sliiUing 

tLT. A third party believes that air analogy, a counterpart in the exam- 

tl.ese, minus the blu king of boots, pies and commands of Jesn^ Christ, 

ttc, are obligations devolving upon the Moses like prophet, the author of 

Christidus. folly enjoined by divine i our bleseed Christianity. Here we 

ai.thoiitv, and that'they need notbe|see Shilo assembling his chosen, 

coupled 'to the command of Feet- fi'"'" t''*-' wnrid apart, '^among them 

washini.^. Hence that it may legili- as one that serves," laying aside his 

mately be practiced as an act of kind- , garim*nt, fulfilling ihe object of his 

n-^ss when necessary, and should Le | nlis^ion, delivering his Father's will, 

performed by the Church according ' honoring it by His own example, 

to the example and command of our j threatning excommunication iijion 

l.iessed Lord and >[aster, and (hat those refusing submission, declaring 

when this i- lerlormcd i* secures to I that they should have no part with 

ihe believer great and precious prom- Him. Oh, fatal denunciation ! Like 

iiis, ''ll ye know these things happy in the case of Aaron and his son.s, 

are ye if you do them."' We are of! must "wash that they die not, but 

t le latter party, and why ? "htcause j otherwise if ye kno.v these things, 

It IS ii'om Heaven and not from men." 
It is not our purpose to discuss the 
comparative inoriis of thee difierent 
piopodtiuns here, but only to show 
lii:it it ha^ the sanction of a divine 
t »minand,and ''that it is not of meri." 
This is the point that I desire should 
be constantly kept in view. "Thou 
to the law and to the testimony." 

It is a fact well understood, that 
Go<l's i)eople, under tiicold covenant 
dispensation-*, jierfonued many and 
various ablutions Hnd among them 
wa.s t!ie washing ol feet, U>th socially 

happy are ye if ye do them," that y 
may have life, and I'ave it more 
iihundantJy," .John KJtli chapter. 
Wliat care and what labor has our 
Savior Iiikeii to convince and satisfy 
I our skeplifiil minds that this, as well 
as other in>titutions, is Irnm Heaven, 
and not of men. May It not, xnlh 
propriety be said of this generation as 
to the disciples on the way ti) Km- 
nlau^, "Oh fools and slow of heart, 
to believe the things that are written 
in the l*rnphcis, and in the P.-^alms 
conrcrning inc." 

The Lord's Supper and the cucba- 
rist standing in the same connection 
witli^ and so closely allied to the or- 
dinance of Teet-washing, it is not 
necessary so fur as our present pur- 
pose is eoncernt'l, to go into a iletaii- 
ed review of the evidences upon 
which their divine authority is pred- 
icated. The facts and circiuniStances 
establishing these also, hence no dif- 
ficulty in determining '^from whence ! 
they are." j 

Thc-'-aluiatinn of the kiss, we think | 
deserves from us a passing notice in 
this connection. Stnndinj;,us itdoes, . 
sonie«!iat isolateil, we conclude that ] 
it has rather a special signilicance, | 
iiaving many examples in the Old I 
Testament of it being ob.-erved by I 
many persons eminent Jbr their piety I 
and devotion to the glory of God, and ' 
the best interests of humanity, in j 
c<mnccti(in witli the example ol' the 
Master and the iipostles, as well as 
the fictjueiuy of Apostolic command 
in the New Tesian:ent, we c mclnde 
"that it is from Heaven;'' and fixes; 
the obligations upon the servants of 
God to piaciice it, but as the when I 
and iht wlieie is not expressed, this 
must l)e supplied according to the na 
tnre and design of the in-*titution, i 
which we now proceed to consider. | 

Kirst, It issignificant of reverence, , 
I Sam. 10: 1. Samuel aiinoiii'.ing | 
Saul. "Then.Samnel took a vial of 
oil and ])oured it upon bis he. id, and 
kissed him, and said, is it not l)ceaiisc ' 
the liord hath unuointed thee to bo a 
captain over his mheiitance.'' 1 King^ ; 
10: 13. And the Lord said unto 
Elijah, "Yet liave I Ici'i mc seven 
thousand in Israel, all the knees . 
winch have not bowed unto Bja!, anti : 
every month wlii('h b:ith no: l^is^^etl 

2nd. Of submission to Christ, 
Psa. 2:12. David addressing the | 
sovereigns of earth, "Be wise now i 
tliercfiu'e ye king--', be instriicied ye j 
judges of the earth, .serve the Loni ' 
with fear, and rejoice with trembling, 
kiss the Son lesi be be angry and yo , 
perish from the way when his wrath 
is kindled but a little. Blessed are 
they ihatput their trust in him. 

ord. Of love, Gen. 27: 2G, 27. ■ 
Isaac blessing Jaciib, ''said unto him, i 
come near now and kiss me iny .son, i 
and he came near and kissed him." 
1 Sim. 20: 41. Jonathan and Da- 
vid whose liearts were hnit together i 
in alfcction ki.-sed one another, and | 
wept one with another, until David } 
succeeded." In the oliservaiicc of' 
this duty wc should constantly h:ive 
these tliree points bofoiv the mind, 1 
reverence unto Clnist, who has as- 
sured us liiat "what wc do unto a dis- 
ciple in his name, we do unto him." 
Thus we salute onv brethren in the 
name of the Lord, because I bey arc 
bis flisciple, and in submissiuii to his 
authority because he lias signifii-d hy 
his example and the express (roiu- 

mand <hrough rnspiitd instnimtiiis 
that the failhfn'i sliould sahite one 
anotlier with an Holy kiss, mid of lovf 
signifying that fraternal afi'eetion 
christian fellowship and conmion 
biozherhuod that characterizes every 
well regulatetl family, especially the 
family of Christ. Taking this view 
^of the subject as we do, it is eleuiiv 
implied when and where it ought to 
be observed. Not only as an act of 
devotion to he performed at places of 
wnrsliip, but when and wherever 
brethren, who have been separ,itcd 
fiir a time, mcei together, and when 
we separaie not knowing wliether ml* 
shall ever u:eet again, as well as on 
other (tecasions when circumstances 
<lemaiid an expression of love and 
fidelity. Sn I understand it and su 
the sjiirit moves within, and I doubt 
not but it will be blc.-sed by the 
siinles of'an approving Providence. 
( 'Jo he Cunlimied') 


It cannot but be considered tlic 
duty of the ministers of the Gospel 
and every proftssed follower of Christ 
to op[.o.-;e evil of every shade and 
color, whenever ami wherever thev 
possibly can, not iiowever, to select 
out .some particular one and make it 
a hobby upon which to coniinualiv 
ride, and all others by withonta 
no'ice. I know some who maike a 
hobby of intcni[)erance. It i<s their 
Alpha and Omega. The whole jiow- 
er <»1 their intellt^ct and talent is en- 
gaged in a warfare again.'^t this evil 
while they pay no atlentiou toolheis. 
There are other viees btsldes intem- 
peiance, which must be met and con- 
quered hy the love of irnth a^ud lem- 
peraiKH', and there arc more virtues 
to contend \'o\- than temperance. Still 
intemperance is an evil of .such ini-- 
monsc proportions and wide extent 
tiiat it behooves all lovers oi'orderaml 
good government to rise up .is a man 
an.i sweep it away, root ann branch. 

Our penitentiaries, jails, alms-hou- 
ses, and kniaiic asylums are conttuntly 
crowded with the victims of this ter- 
rible vice. The only way to effect- 
ually combat the evil is to strikt at 
its root, Jjcense. 

In voting upon this<iinestion at the 
coming election, islheic any onepio- 
iVssing to be a christian that will sinl- 
tify tht-ir sen.'C of justice and right by 
voting license? What! Shall wc vole 
lilieriy to thoec who have no more 
conscience! ihan to poison our chil- 
dren, ruin our Iiomes,crusb our heartt', 
and blast onr hopes. Go to -some ot^ 
unr lart'c cities and visit the dens ol 
-squalid poveriy and then you can gfi 
a just conception of the ring of misery 
and wretchedness there. Von will 
find the poor mother hanging over 
the snioulilering embeis with her h'-- 
tie ones hovering around her pitcoU"'/ 
asking torbie:id. • What causes thi? 

1 H K W I-; !•: K L y P 1 L G 11 IM. 

;^ry and woe 
Ur.M. ^''^" wo gi'iMit lii'cnse to 
rubs the wife ut licr hus- 


? Nine cafes oni of 
jy,^ ,■« «■„. 

iliat wiii''li r 
I,u,ul :tntl lionic, iIh- .■iuklreii of llicir 
1 ami fiitlior? Tlic tlioiiglit i* 
teroiis. The license law Ims 
i,ru\el a luilnrennd its iesulu->ilo not 
iiistitV Its relentioii and the only Veai- 
",,(lv af present is, Xo Licensk, I am 
not arrai.l that wliit^ky will litirt ine 
l,iit 1 am aCraid, and have good rea- 
smi to be af'iaid ibat it will hurl ten 
tiiuiisand others, therefore I am op- 
jujscd 10 it anil whatever el'-o will 

pose evil, U'ttKr iiave an iinjieilcei that our Lord predicted Ills own 
oni? than none m all. ] r i-^ „i- *h' u!d ' death, and resiirrcetion on the third 
he an objcet ofcvfiy proiv-sed Cht i»- day in >o explicit a manner that the 
tian to fave some from the uliiiuate ' '^t'^vish rnlers were aware ot it and 

ruin of the world. What can yuii d(» 
with a dnird^-'Mi man, can you reason 
with him ? Vnu n)i;;htas well preach 
to the stars as to him. What ean we 
do with a mun that i^^ enslaved to 
ilijnor? I ihiuk I am safe in us^eI■t- 
ing that not one out of a thousand 
break the eliains of their lIiralKloin 
and gain or regain a respeetaljle po- 
t^iliDH in sneiety. Then whv not 

wiirl; detrimental to the goi.d tS my i make use of the heljiing hand the 

fellowiuio. VoiHii; men aic not. as 

a general ihin/, h > U kIhImI aoii 

.■iiiisidcrale as men cf ji;;i' iiud cxpe- 
rieut-p, and being nainraliy ol n luore 
■.wuvpy lively temperament, they are 
more apt to be led astray, in llie years 
ure.n-Iy boyhood. I heard, a geutle- 
niaii ijuole a ver^e wliich has never 
f.uled from my memory, "'riiedrnnk- 
arrls will never bu dead.'' I will tell 
yoa tlie reason. The yonnj^ grow up 
bjibre the old one's die '* Alas how 
ntie! Xine-tenths of the drunkards 
ot'lo-day were led a.-^trny wlien they 
were \uimg. We seldom tee a person 
who has arrived at the years of man- 
hood, start in the downward course 
iif llie common drunkard. They 
learn to love liquor when young and 
it £;n)«x with them a* they grow old- 
er. Let us take a look at some of the 
^UMi*lieal reports and see the terrib'e 
amount of vice and crime that is the 
result (if this nefarious traHIo in ar- 
ileiit spirits. 

^'■ivcrnment holds out to us and wit! 
it endeavor to remove the eourec of 
so niueh criint and misery, and one 
of the greatest obstaelcs that impedes 
the ))rojjress of the eanse of Christ. 
He is a wise man that knows his op- 
poitun'ty and makes use of if. 

Bkn.ia.min Bow.max. 


"Now is Christ risen from the deiid." 

Universal History, observation 
and experience pro-fe that the world 
lieth in wickedness, idolatry, super- 
st'tion and impiety, and every kind 
of vifc and mi«ery ha.s, in all ages, 
covered and desolated the earth. 
But it hath pleased God, of His in- 
finite mercy, to reveal Himself to 
sinful men lo make known a way 
in wliieli they mijcht be r^-eonciled 
to Him and recovered to holiness, 
and thus to introduce a religion suit- 
ed to rectify the disorders of the 
Uiiiii ijauperism eusi.s i!ie United | world, and unite the honorofHis 
■■^tates annually .^35,000,000. Rnm ' name with tlie eternal happiness ot 
Mckiiess, $1,000,000 annually. The I innnmerable millions. Miracle-, and 
iiuinber that die drunkards 80,000 ;' the resurreetimi of the Redeemer, 
the number sent to pri?oD, 200,000 ; I especially loi-med a suitable demon- 
the Dund)cr of yoiniir men who annu- ] stration that this religion came from 
idly becume dnmkMnl.-, (500,000 ; the i God and served to arrest the atten- 
iiiHuber (if children reduced lo a state tion of mankind, for alas! sinners 
worse than orphanage, 200,000. Only ] in general, are too much concern- 
think of it, two hundred thousand ! ed about the atfairs of this life to 
htde ones upuii the col-i eharilits of notiee those things which relate to 
iha world every ytar. Tiionsands God and iheir eternal state. There 
f^ioiv up in ignorance antl vice, the I are reasons assigned for a divine iu- 
;^Hs i:nt having the necessary care, ! ferposition on tliis occasion. The 
■"bnuiiitioii and inslruclion to shield i Jews, the most inveterate enemies of 
j"»d guide them, fall victims to the Christianity, preserve with profound" 
"■■t^ ut uian. The hoys, exposed to , veneration and scrupulous care, ihe 
^ temptations <.f vice, grow up | book^ of the Old Testament which 
eves an<l pickjiockets and end their i have been handed down in the same 
■ reer m State prisou or on the gal- | manner, from geueratlon to geufMii- 
^^'•'^- I am told that religion costs tion durin^i- a long succession of ages. 
^'^Uuiied ISfates annually ^12,000,- I The>e books contained a system of 
and crime -S 10.000,000. Law- ' prophecv centering in the person and 
^^^^"•s SS70,000,aOO; Ram, ^5200,000,- 1 redemption of the Messiah, and 
• Think of that, child of God, ' amont: oilier particular*, His sutler 
°"gh Spent for Rum to send a mis- I micjs Hud death are foretold with 
""ary to every dark and heaighted ' clear intimations of His resurrection 
"•"•'"cr of the earth. \^^^^\ .subsetjuent glorious King(bmi. 

"he local optimi law m^' not be MV<' '^"'^''V "'so that the srospels were 
'"'ef]iiate to accomplish the desired ■ niade \n\h\U'. in the earliest ages of 
*'"'^' but then it is a step in the riwbt ' Christianity, for they are continuaN 
'_"'*^ctIon and the best we .mu <io lor b' ^l""'^'' ""^^ referred toby those 


P»'<'seiu is ti) make 

^■ariaot ha 

use of it. if 
ve a p-^rfect plan to op- 

writers whose works have been pre- 
served, atid from them wc learn 

t(jok their measures accordingly. 
Yet whcu the body of Christ was 
delivered to Joseph they were so ful- 
ly satisfied by what they saw and 
heard of His being dead, that they 
made no objection on that ground, 
but they requested Pilate that the 
sepulcher might ho se-urely closed 
and gu.irdcd liy Roman Soldiers un- 
til the third day was past,!est the dis- 
cpk-s should sKal Ilifcbodyand say 
that He was I'is.-u a^aiii. 

After all their precaution, the body 
was goue and they \ve:-e never able 
to show by whom it was taken or 
w hat became of i t. H ^re let us 
pause that we may consider the cred- 
ibility of testimony. One consistent 
wituess of sound understanding and 
fair character, who has no apparent 
interest in deceiving, is often deem- 
ed surticieut to determine the sen^ 
lenceoflife or death, the most im- 
portant of all temporal c>)ucerDS. 
But if three or four such witnesses 
should agree that they saw such a 
murder cinimltte I by the prisoner 
at the bar, no sober man could donbt 
the fact or scruple to pronounce him 
guilty. Xow there were twelve ap- 
pointed witnesses to the resurrection 
of Christ, of plain, good understand- 
ing, and unexceptionable character ; 
for Peter's denial of his Lord 
through the fore? of sudden tempta- 
tion iorms no impeachment of his 
integrity, seeing he so honestly con^. 
fessed his guilt and so fully proved 
the sincerity of bis rejxiitance by his 
subsequent conduct. And when Ju- 
das by transgression ieil, another 
was chosen in his place. These wit- 
nesses had constantly attended Jesus 
during some years and must have 
been competent to know Him from 
all otiier men. They were remarka- 
bly incredulous respecting UIs resur- 
rection, and His crucilixion seems 
almost to have extinguished their 
hopes. How then can it be suppos- 
ed thai they would have attempted j 
to overpower or deceive the vigilant 
and valient soldiers, and to steal the 
body of Jesus. In so desperatt an . 
undertaking they would have been , 
sure to excite the combine(] rage of , 
liolh the Jewish and Roman rulers ! 
and success could only expose them 
to hatred, pei-secution and all kind , 
of hardshii)s and sufierings. It is | 
manifest that from the time they ■ 
licgan to bear witness i(t the resur- ■ 
rcciion of Christ, they renounced all 
prosptcis of worldly interest, esise or ^ 
greatness, and willingly embraced , 
poverty, labi.ii", eoulempt, bands, 
stripes and perils as their portion so, 
that no possible account can be giv- i 
en of their conduct unless it be lu- 

j tlieir wrlitii-s d( iu>.n.trate liuy 
could not b; aclu-itcd by faUe prin- 
I ciple<, for 'licy d> not allow, in any 
Cise, to do evil ll;at ^ nd may c >me, 
and they ccndeinn all kinds of impo- 
sitions wi(!i r:ii: most decided be\eri- 
ty. Is it ihen pHsiblc f.>r human 
beings delibi-ia-ely to choose tenif«i- 
ra! and etci'.jal mi-ery, avC to pers*'- 
vere in derided adherence to a plan 
which on their own prlnciplrs, 
insures their damnariou in au-th»r 
World a.s W(dl as a coaipliciiim ut 
miserits in this present life? 

The witnesses of our Loid's m^u^- 
rcotion survived that, event fi>r a 
long time, some <tf them nejriy 
forty year?, and Jolin still uifire. 
rhey were after a ^'hilt-, .-epar^tted 
into differc:iL parts of the world ami 
seemed to have n.> CjUhuo.i interest 
except in tlio sucjess of Ciiri.-tianity. 
They pas-^ed through a st-rie-* of the 
severest trials am! all of thera 
died martyr.-* In the cai.s-*. But no 
change of circums!a:ic.-s or siluatioti 
' no promisL's or thrcarnings of me:T, 
j no repeated turture-> or impending 
I dangers inducjd one of them, in the 
I smallest decree, to waver in H:s ttt- 
timony. Th y declared (manimo.isly 
] that ou the third morning after tiie 
.crucilixion a vision »>faugcU lold 
, some of ihrir c-impjuy at the sepuJ- 
; c'ler that th ir L-u'd was risen; that 
afer^vaids they all >.aw Him repeat- 
etily: that tliey c.xaminrd His hands, 
feet and side; and were sure it was 
the s.ime body which had been nail- 
ed to the crc.'-s; that He ate and 
drank with ihcm peverd limes; that 
at length, af er -riving particular in- 
structions relative 10 their future 
conduct. He asccndc I fio.n among 
them umi; a cloud inte^■ep^cd their 
sight of Him ; and that two angels 
appearing unto the;n, declared He 
was gone to Heaven. Such an ku- 
wavering, p; i-severing testimony of 
twelve persons wheSL* holy lives, 
diligent lahnt--:, disiniere-tedues? and 
piticnt .suff'.ring^, evince fheirsir- 
ecrity aud t't;tu complete proof 

Jo he continued. 

eribed to a principle of conscience, i 
The strict and e.\act morality ofi 

What m Y.vkk IK'-Mk — A iov- 
ing heart and a pleasant cotinlenance 
are commodities which a man sltould 
never fail to take home v itU him. 
Tliey will lust season his footl ard 
s'.*ften his pillow. It were a givat 
thing for a man llia: his wife ami 
children conldsay of him : *'He revcr 
brought a fmwn m' un'iapp:tu-ss 
across his threshold." 

"The gospel of the KingJtJhi,"" "is 
the burden of every true ministry, 
the life of every sinceiv chinvh, lie 
insj>iration of every devout soul, and 
the Iiope of dclivcriinc- and -:• r.i- 
lion lo every lost *in'icr. 



Conlitiueil from irrel;. 

ICIJ. Well, sister, 
do? "I'm neb I lie win 
admonished Timothy 
iniili, and come down to pander lo 
the follies of iho ages •.' How 
('o oliitrwise than to prnelnim ai^iiinst 
lliis lliing;, when I'anl says for women 
|.. aih>rn lhcin«lv('S in modest appa- 
lel.with .'hamc-facedness and snhriely; 
not with braided hair, «t gohl, or 
pearls, or eoslly array '' 

jl/cs. .1. That is only I'aul's 
cpinii^ti, yon know that some 
things which he said were only his 

Elil. I'anl says, "If any man think 
himself lo be a iir.>pliel, or spirilual, 
let him aeknowlcdge that the things 
lliitlwrilc nnioyonare the com- 
riiaiiilments of the Lord.'' Wherever 
he said anything that wr.s not the 
commandment of the Lord, ho has la- 
ken express pains lo tell ns so. Pe- 
tjr aNo speaks of this maltrr in a 
similar manner. 

M/-S. .1. 1 was not aware that Pe- 
ter said anything abont it. 

Kill. Ob yes; Peter say? : "Whose 
adorning let it not be that onlward 
adorning of plaiting the hair, and of 
wearin'.; ol'guld, or of |inlting on of 
apparel."'! Pet. '.\ : ■'. 

Mr.i.A. Well they did not mean 
we shonld nut wear any gold, Ijnt 
that we should not go lo exces's and 
pride in these thing". I dcm't think 
aetual!}', that Ihc I^ord cares what we 
wear, if we don't have oin- aifections 
on ii. 1 ih> nol believe in going to ex- 
Ct'ss in thi> thing, 1 never did care 
anvthlng abont finger-rings, and eonid 
see no nse in them. 

Jill/. Why was it not jnst a.s easy 
for Peter and Paul to say. Don't have 
vonr affections on your dress, as to 
f-ay in pLiin terms, not to "put on'" 
or wear gold. You are aware I hat 
when peo|»le pattern afteranother, the 
tendency is for each pereon to go a 
little farthor ihan bis pattern. For 
insianci', if yon wear those articles 
yon arc jdeading for, the next one 
might for foui or five Hnger-rings ; 
Olid the next one fm- a bracelet ; and 
so on without limit. Now you say 
these texts condemn extremes in jew- 
els and dress ; and as you tpiestioii 
the manner in wliieh I a]iply them, 
won't von Ue so hind as to tell me 
where lo lay down a line of distinc- 
tion, so that, in iustrucrling the [leo- 
ple. they may know what is excess 
in jewels, 

.^L.v. .!. We'd don't siy anything 
about il at all, ici. every one's eim- 

•ienec lie ihe guide in ihcsc luallclH. 
jy.if. Hul sister, yon are aware that 
eiiii^cieiu'i* i* ll»e rtsnli td'inttru'.tion. 
To have a good coi.i«-ience the mind 
must l>e properly inslrnele.1. The 
jOir Hindoo mother wlio ilirows her 

child into ibe jaws of (he crocodile, is 

prompted to il by her couscience, 

She is instructed that he is the river 

what shall 1 1 God, and that his open jaws arc- - 

■d" as Paul invilalion to 

cripple the ^"^ 

Religions News. 

ive lier child tu iier 
Our miniU should be iiis'nu-t- 
ed liv the Bib!i\ and our couscience 
I 1 be siicli iliat wcf-lioulil ireini)leat the 
Lord's word. \Vc ?houId not seek 
to j)l<a-^e our>elves, and bring God's 
word to our ItMiii*. 

M/-.V. .1. I think it is <!c5cendiug 
to small imrlicuhirs to pay any atten- 
tion to such things, and in drfss 1 
think '.very one should be loft to do 
as they plea^^e. 

Ef'L Well sister, it would be a 
stranj^e way to train up children, to 
Jet them always tio as they please. 
Christ iaus ore admonished as "new 
born babes to rcielve the sincere milk 
of the word" that they may ^rcw 
therfl)y. How else shall we make 
pro(MO^« tlian by beiug admonishe.l 
of our trrors, submitting to the Lord's 
word, and pulling away our sins. 

Mrs. .1. Well, it will only bring 
the frown of other denominations up- 
on us, to be so particular. 

JCffL Dut are yi>u not aware that 
the .Methodists in their discipline pro- 
test against wearing gold, and refer 
to lhe?e testimonies in Timothy and 
Peter loenlorce ihelr jiOaitiims. If 
they fail to live up to their di-cij»linc 
that U no reason why we ahouh! fail 
live up to tlicBdjle. On 'Jiis account, 
where t'lere is such a tendency with 
the masses to go into cxees3 in dress 
and piCisure-seekin;:;. I think it Is im- 
portant for those who would have the 
Lord's lavor, aii-1 "shine as lights in 
the worln" to carefully seek in all 
thiu'.'s to comply with his word. 
JL'.^-. ^l.Well, I had thought of being 
baptized and uniting with the Church, 
but I do not wish lo connect myself 
with a jieople who are going to watch 
me all the time. I presume T can 
find .someliody -vlio will baptize me, 
as f>r organizition 1 am suspic- 
ious of it. 

JCf'l. I presumej sister, thrn: are 

For 1872, the different Baptist 
Churches eliim 100,000 additions. 

BRKiiiAM Youxt: wHuts a kini;dom. 
One of the Sandwich island-*, he 
thinks, would answer his purpose. Up 
is convincet^ that nothing short of 
this will save his pet relic from de- 

The General Bnptisis seems to be 
in esirnest in making a move Inwards 
e.-t:iblishii\e: chuiches in towns and 
cities. We know of another chiircli 
that shonld imbibe more of this spir- 

Expi'i-siox FOR;.ss. — 
The Atiien'ran ClwidUia Ihoiiir, in 
relerring to the statement that men 
are never e.vcluded from the ehuivlies 
for the grave sin of covetoiisues, as- 
serts its knowledge of five men, all 
in good circumstaiicess and good 
standing in the coramunity, wlio 
were expelled at one li.<,e from the 
l)iscipUs church in Little Flat Itock. 
Indiana, for that sin. No other 
charge was miide ugiinst them. 
They had rotuscd lo pay their pro- 
jiortinn of the <:ost of a new meeting- 

The licrnl'l. of Truth says: -'Thi-o' 
a letter from M. C Hazafd of Chi- 
fago, we are intormcd that the Nor- 
thern Pacitic Uailmad Compimy has 
succeaded in making an an\nigeinent 
with the truns-A tlantie transpuria- 
tioii compauies by which the fare lor 
the Meiinonitos who wish to emi- 
igi'ato from Russia and settle upon 
the lands on riie liiu; of tlioir road, is 
reduced to £10,4, or about i^JOjOO 
American money. This makes tiie 
expense of the journey very much 
less than usual. 

FoiiEiGX. — Victor Euianuel of 
Italy is reported in a precarious coii- 
ditiui! of lieakh. The Spaui-;h Kc* 
public has not yet readied unrtiillcd i 
f.ea!^. A second ministry has been 
eh'clcd since the revolution, and the 
many who will take in meniher?, and ' as])irants to tin; Uirone are l)eij.)ming 
Icl them do ar, they plca-c, if ihcy i more clamerous. The Carlist.-i (;laini 
keep up a form of religion; hut thep3r),000 men in the IJehl. Fumilie:* 
question i- whether such aielare ilying in great numbers to 
going to t-tnnd the test of the judg-' France. An immense fraud on the 
ment. It foems to me it is tlic jn'oper , Bank of England has b;endis(jov- 


Way to learn all our wrongs here, and i 
put them away, that we may he pre-! 
d for tiie judgment. \ should 
wislt lo belong to a Chnn-h that 
watched me to i)iek flaws with my 
endeav(trs to do right, bat if they 
watelieil over me for good, and meekly 
tried to instruct me in the right 
way, above all people, I should con- 
sider I hem my best fiienils. 

M/vv. ;l. Well, I mu#-t he going. 
Good day. 

Kf</. S'stcr do not de.-i.!,. th(;*ie 
matters iia-iil}. Pray over them 
cau'iu'.lv ; consider us :i> \^>nr friends. 
.1. i\. L. 

ered. The 

iiippoied perperralor;? are 

Among other auiendmcnis to the 
Constitution of the U uiteU Stutes the 
follovving is proposed : 

'i\t Till-: HoXURAHLE THli Sl5XATE 

TUe uaderaigned citizens of tlic 
United Slates petition your honorable 
bodies fur such un amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States as 
shall suitably express onr national 
acknowledgment of Alndghty God 
as the .source of all authoritv in civil 

government, of the Lord 'f^esus Christ 
as the Ruler of ua'ions, and his re- 
vealed will as of supreme authority 
and thus indicate that tins is a Chris- 
tian nation, and place all tho 
Christian hiws, institutions and usa- 
ges of the govprnmeut on an undeni- 
able legal basis in the 
law of the laud. 

A Stli'ID Uow. — There has been 
a stupid row in Alpeiia, Mich. The 
smali-po.x prevailing, the authorities, 
to prevent coutajiou, ordered the 
schools ami churches to he elo^-ed. 
Tlie Ptev. Mr. Sukkew, of the Cath- 
olic Church, refu-^eiJ Jo close his [ilat-e 
of worship, upon li.e ground that he 
was "utif'er sujierlor evrdors." 

Tho Mayor seut a Ixnly of police- 
man to prevent the cLureh from be- 
ing opened on Sunday, but some of 
the congregation getting in by the 
back door, the priest iTcommended 
tliem to set the law at deOance, and 
«)me again at ."o'clock p.m. Trouble 
and perhaps hloodshc.l would have 
o<\'urred had not the matter been 
laid before the Bishoji, wh» at once 
(H'llered the prie-t tt obey the law. 

MctuAViAN- — At Bethlehem, I*a., 
is the jirineipal Moravian settlement 
in this country, and a unique and 
interesting commuiuly it is. Well 
to do in this world's goods, the mem- 
bers devote their large icoeipt al- 
most exclusively to chnich and ed- 
ucational purposes. Their house of 
worship is large, and the rcgi'Jar con- 
gregation of the village averages a 
tli"U-aiid mcmbei.s, who are divided 
into fhoirs or societies. One is com 
]>osed of children, another of hoys 
and girls, anotbei of nnniarnet! wo- 
mtn and still another of married 
iwople; and each of these societies 
has its meetings and love feasts 
from time to time, which u.rc gener- 
ally tlelightfui social occasions. The 
Moravians give heed to tbeir music, 
for a huge choir leads the c\)ngrega- 
tion, and singing occupies a large 
portion of the service. 

The .Vbw Youic Orskrvkh is 
discussing the propriety of amending 
their system of educating men for the 
ministry. Under the present system 
the Church is obligated to educate alt 
students furnished by the ditferent 
Presbyteries whether they seem 
adapted to the calling or not. The 
reform contended for is to educate 
only such as have special abilities for 
that calling. Notwithstanding the 
Presbyterian ministry is largely Oi 
such as have called themselves, yet 
they profcis a divine calling a3 
following will show: Every yonn: 


man calfed of Gixi to prcaoli, would 
in good time bo brought iuto ti.e 
ministry without the aid of a churcli 
institution to lielp him. But as w** 
have thelnstitutioii, it must he so a^l- 
ministered as to sift out the dull, aiiU 
educate as nearly as po,Hsiblc on'y 
those whom Ciod has called. 


Youths Department 


Iiovois iipar lo snatch your confidence 
mil iiPTsiKulc y(»u to pnt away serious ' I 

never means lo do an again ; but the I 
niulile is he does not mean nr)t to do 

i,-!i Hint wfcaii yn 

l»""'."H':..„,„l|,di(:o can live 
and with brotlieis. 

Bnl «<■ I" J"' 
Willi MsliMs 

n .rent's wishss WP can mind, 
%',T«o« tlieiv lives with gtadnc»s. 

Ami more lh»i. all we C"? «^<'r 

i„l piovc mir Inve to Him eneh dny 

^„ .lielher short, or wlirllier long 
■iv I'fe th'it is assigned in: 

Wr all may lenvc beliiiid us. 

Iteir yiiiiiK fiiciii.'.-, Satan liiis a 
jieat many servants, and tlipy tire 
wiylm-iv, rnniiln},' about iloin^j all 
tliclinnn llioy ran. 1 knnw four of 
llicm, anil wiiue of tlic mist-liief tlii'y 
liavpiloae. 1 fiiulul luit llieir uumi's, 
mil I want to jiut you on yoiirgaiinl 
aaainst thi-iii, for tln-y aiv very sly. 
Tlicv will maku ynu lioliuvc ihi-y arc 
yocn frienils. They apiiear socialilo, 
pasv, ^oiitl.iialured, tLiul nut too much 
in a hiivi'v. Tliey sppui to wait, your 
own tiiao, anil entice you wlien ynu 
least e.ic|)ec-t ii. 

"Ob. we want you to enjoy your- 
selves," tliL'y say, "and nut be .so par- 
ticular :" and the ar,;uments they use 
are very takinj;, at least [ must think 
So, siaec so iiHny of llip vouu*; listen 
to tlieiii and are led awav l>y tlieni. 

Ami all I hclieve, lie?ausc tLov did 
nol know, in tlie first place, win* was 
^peakiiij: to tiiein. Tlipy were des 
wivetl. Tlie;- did not see it was 
Allan's nnilonii tliey on. Do you 
ask tor tlieir names ■.' 1 Icre tliev are; 

"fliere's no (lander.'' That is one. 

"Oaly" That is another. 

"K«eryli('' is tlie third, 
-and-hy" is the fourth. 


the lloninu rnler was "almost |iersua- ••What Ihy hands find to do, do with 

ded lo 
put oliri 

thv thi 

— CViiW.v Woihl. 

iliiM;;s. It sueeeeded with poor Fe- .so, and I fear he will never reform,! 

li-'i when Paul preaeheil to him, and | unless he !ak,?s to heart the les.?en, I ^''^IT TO THE YOSEMITE VALLEV. 

I The followin;,' wa.s iatcnded for the 

j Youth's Department, but as it will be of 

j {leaeral interest to all our readers, we giv« 

• it a place under tliis he.-ul. We speak fr,r 

our yoiiiig readers in behalf of an account 

of the Geysers and hope sister Kate will 

send it without further iiivit.ition. Ed. 

Cordelia, C.ku 1 

February 22(i,'73. ) 

Jji^iir PlI.(;ltl.M reciters: — 1 have 

long thought of writing; for your 

ediheation if Brnmbaui^li 

will give it a place in their worthy 

paper. I ara taking the I'lLijni-M 

and think it a good paper. I often 

ood articles from dear sisters 

liecimie a Cliris'iau." *'I5_. 
w!iis|)ered in !iis car. lie 
s soul's salvation to a more 
convenient season, and it never came. 

"By-aud-by is a cheat as hcU as a 
liar. By putting yon oft, ho means I ""v 
to cheat your soul of Heaven. God 
siys noi\ ;"Xow is the accepted time 
and the day of salvation." He never 
asks you to postpone it. He makes 
no promises anil no provisions for 

Dear childion, be on yniir gaurd 
against these lour .servants of satan, 
in little things as well as in great 
ones tor their only aim is to harm 
and ruin you. — Jlrilish Messenger. 

Manners are more important than 
\ boy who ifj polite and 
pleasant in his manners will always 
,^ I have friends, and will not often huve 
enemies. Good behavior is essential 
to prosperity. A boy feels well when 
he does well. If you wish to make 
eveiybody pleasant about you, and 
gain friends wherever you go, culti- 
vate good manners. JIany boys have 
pleasant manners for eoin[iaiiy, and 
ugly manners for home. 

We visited a small railroad town, 
not long since, and were met at the 



which encourages me to try to write 
a little, i only wish [ was able to do 
justice to the subject I wish to write 
about. I kno.v there are very many 
dear children and others who will 

depot by a little boy of about eleven i never get to visit this country and 
or twelve years, who conducted us ! see the wonderful curiosities that are 
to the himse of his mother, and en- I iierc. I have traveled ar«)und a good 
tertaiued aud eared for us in the ah- deal, and saw many things which I 
sence oi"his fuller, with as much po- ; would love to speak about, but I 
lite attention and thoughtful care, as 
tho most cultivated gentleman could 
have done. We said this to his 
mother before we left her home, ''Voii 
are greatly blessed in your son ; be 

Ihrnry Town is a good enough boy 
in Komc respects. He Is amiable and 
truilifal, and pleasint in his manners, 
but in matters where he is required 
to take iijion himself any burden of 
responsilibity or trust, he is a bro- 
ken veed. 

"Hciirv," says his sister, "will yon 
be sure to put this letter iu the post- 1 is so attentive and obliging.', 
office for me?" 

"Oh 1 certainly." 

"Now yon won't forget it?" 

"\o, really I won't." 

"1: is to uncle Thomas about meet- ! it did her heart good to acknowledge I f 

iu Xew York, and if he | the ch'verness of hersou 
xcl it and come to the station 
I shall hardlv know what to 

ami *' 

If.voa are ic.npled to leave God's 
Iwiisc.aad break the .S.ibbath dav to 
5"f« a sail on 




'"■ likely to go 

''"ot iialfso 

"Kvery body-does, so' 
HKr» at your elbow, know it is 
*e. The great evil of one sill is, 
"'"I .vou bring your heart and con- 
"encc into such a stale that you will 
in sinning; for there 
much lo stop yon as 
""""*•'■ luTven' vou setting out 
','/"■"■ Hold no parley with "Only- 
or "Kverybody-does-so." 
their dangerous counsels, 
""■ "« ior a moment. 
II ■^'■« yon thinking seriously about 
liV"'''^"''': "'' •""'"' '*""' '•' Hos the 

' ' l"fit lasieued upon your con- 
"™'» llie sol 
'"iililul tei 

''■ten to 


j ing lue 
for mc, 

"Oh I I'll be sure to put it in, "aud 
Henre takes the letter ami goes off. 
He ivnily intends to go to the post- 
ol5icc the first thing, but on the way 
down bo meels a com|ianion, wdiohas 
.soiuelhing to say about a sailing [inr- 
ty, and Henry forgets the lettercu- 
tirely nu'.il about three hours after 
rhle, «nd "Only ,|,^ ;„.^;| Then he drops it in and 
thinks no more about it, only to an- 
.swer, "Oh ! ics," when asked if he 
bail done his errand. 

The iviuseipiencc is, that when his 
sister gets to New York, where .she 
has never been before, there is no 
one lo uue her. (She has to find her 
way IU the other side of Brooklyn 
ah.'iie ; takes the wrong ear, and only 
finils lur I'riaudsat ihc end of a very 
is not 
and t 
i wiek, uud ihe whole pleasure is 
spoiled heeause Henry could not lake 
the trouble to keep his mind on one 
snhjict long enough lo jiost a letter. 

1 might mulliidy insiances of the 
worry, disappdintiiient, and wear and 
tear of the tcuipcrs and feelings ol 
other, occasioned by Henry's habits, 

bu" one is enough. 

Ilcury is always very sorry, anil 

will only give you a -hort history of 
our trip to Yoseraite I'alls and the 
Big Trees. 

I left home August 6th in comjia- 
ny ttilh my husband aud three little 
ones, my sister Lou Reader and her 
"Yes," she said; "I can aUvays I |n|,i,;,„(j .jnil a Mr. Geocge lieader. 
depend on Charlie when his father i i^tdv from Illinois. They were out 
is absent. He is a great help and j i,^,.^ „„ jj visit aud did not like to re- 
comfort to me." She sahl this as if | |,„.„ lyiihout seeing as much of Cali- 

ornia as they could. We took our 
coiivevancc and camjied out, as we 

The best manner- cost so little, and 
are ivortli so much, that every boy i j, 

., 1-. . .11'- /•...■./ . 


have no fear of rain here in the dry 
leasou. I think this one of the best 
cmntries in the world to travel io. 
we can camp for months and nor get 
rained npiju. The fii-st night from 
home we eamjied near the foot of 

Mount Diabalo, a nuteil Mount. 

This shouhl be the \yalcliword of They have numerous earthcpiakes 
every American hoy. Slrivin.; against there and the best coal iu the .Stale is 
the wrong, overcomingall evil habits, found on Mount DiabaUi. The iictt 
let us persevere in all we do. Let us | night we stayed at brother Ovelbol- 
be fair and honest iu all our dealings | .sets, on the .San.Joarjuin, where we 

have them. — Yonlli's (jiudr. 
IIY I.ORAIN s. iiri.Di.;r.T. 


with every one. 

We should be truthful iu small 
things as well as in great, ever work- 
in" our way upward and onward 
Let us remember that, "If at firet 
y<iu don't succeed, try, try again." 
If we would win fame we must work 
for it. Jt will never do to be idle. 
If wc would make i.ur mark in the ant viiit and a go 
lislressed an.\ious il.iy. She i world, we must begin while we are .^.^.j..^. i^,,,^.., — ,1,^.^ 

strong; tiie fatigue I boys. It is not ntH,-essary that, to lie ^^^ ,■ ,__.^ ^^.^,„ ..^^^led withthe Mee«- 

I 1, . :|i (■„.., „|.|.,it, we shun d be rich. -Many ciicu .' 

aile ller III loia|!,i'io, •^ ^ ^ ,_., , ,, |. ^ saries of life. P rom there we went 

were kindly cared for. There we 
met sister (Toan, who lives on the 
Sacramento river, next day we called 
oniirolherH. E'>y, but did not stay 
lon«' as they were in the midst of 
thrashing. \\'e crossed the Sau.Ioa- 
(piiu river ami stopped with brother 
Haines' folks for liinucr and siieet 
the afternoon there, had a very [deas- 

I time, enjoye^l it 
lave a ui(x> home 

ilemii warnings of a 
-nelier, luul brought to mind 

iv'o " """'''■'''" 1'™)"- f"i .vol"' 
ersinnv Does the tear .start in 

«li ■ '" "''"^you a lines: persuad- 

|,;„;7'°"" <-'!"''« »nd that better 

'1'!,.,," ' ''^"""' '"^ '"'"'K fiom you'.' 

'"" "i»menlwheir'ny-and-by" 

boys. It is not necessary that, to lie 
great, we shonld be rich. Many oicu, 
sueh as liiuciln, Franklin and others, 

were: once pior boys; they worked to brother George W o. I s where we 
I on to high positions in life, vy-t.^ Uiudly received by all the iaui- 

"1' - .... 

esteemed by all who knew them. 11 
! oihers have done it, why shonld not 
we".' We e.iu if we only try. Lei us 
all, therehii-e, struggle to this end. 
Upward and onward ever, 

Itattliuij 'gainst wi-oii;; in our youth, 
I.i'l us piit forth every cndcaver, 
vtnd .stru^sle for virtue and truth. 
— Yoiimj Folks K'trul. 

ily, — that evening brother aud sister 
IV-nuiugiou cimo anil we had some 
good singing, Bros, .lolin and .loscph 
aud bis wife all being good singei>, 
aud being well supplied with 
siu<»ing book-, .\fter a season ol 
praver, we ivtir.-.l the night, i;e.xt 


niorning,\vitli sister Wulf's assistance, t 
we (»M some more cooking prepara- 1 
torv to starting', as we knew we ' 
wmild be ont «ev«M'al days bcibre 
reanhinjj Yosemitc Kails. Tliey albo [ 
provided us with >onie nl' their nice i 
cans of lionry which were quite a ; 
luxury. After leaving brother Wolfs j 
we liad (Several tlays travel .iiiiong j 
strangers, but \vc met witii great i 
kindne;s everywhere. I forget how i 
many days we were onl, hut we trav- 
eled 'till we cDuld no farther witli : 
onr wagons, and then camped for the \ 
night. Early next iiiorning our, 
raen folks went to the hold and hired \ 
.saddles for the day at $>1.00 a piece, I 
so vi^e mounted our hor-'^es and mules 
and began to descend. The first lialf i 
milo \^!is pretty good, i)nt it kept , 
gelling worse nod worse 'till our | 
trail looked almost like a thread win- i 
ding around the sleep rngired moiint- 
aius, it was just all we could do to 
stick to our horses. It was so rougli 
and sleep in many ]>laccs, that several 
times I began to think we could nev- 
er make the trip. Tf our horses liad 
made a misste)) we would liavc been 
hurled down thousands of feet some 
l)!acis almost perpendicular into the 
jrerecd river as it went foaming and 
gushing below us. There are a great 
many ladies who have to be lashe 1 
fast to the animal they ride, and then 
ju^tirive theaniuml the rein and not 
jiretend to guide iheni and they go 
down all righ^ They have good 
steady mules and ponits oa )uu'pose 
lor the tri|i. 

My sister and I ihouirlu we would i 
rather take the (hance- than to be tied \ 
last to our liorses. It is 'll miles t 
down into the valley, and the valley j 
is 5 miles long and tlie scenery on the I 
whole route is so beautiful and grand I 
that it is beyond description. There 
are thousands of persons visit the 
valley every year for the purpose of 
seeing the Yosemite Fall-i. They are 
sjid to be the highef-t in the known 
world. There arc other Kails in liio 
valley but none so high as the Yo 
Semite. They have a good liotel in 
the valley and are doing a little 
fjirraing there, but everything has to 
be packed down. 

[ will give a list of alliludes at 
Yosemite Valley of the prineifnl 
waterfdlls. First ealaract 900 feet, 
Bri.Ial veil Kails 980 feet. It is right- 
ly named, it looks like a huig white 
gauze I'cil, 'tis beautiful. Next is 
Yosemiie, this is in three falls, rirst 
fall I,G09 ieet, seooiul 600 feet, third 
ilU feet, total, 2,G51 feet. V;irial 
rjhO feet, Nevada 700, Soutli Fork 
600, Royal Arch l-^alls 1,000 feet. 

The valley is surrounded with very 
Irgh mimntfi, and some of them per- 
)>eudicular and so smooth nothing 
ould climb them. Thev all have 
naints, will only give a few. One is 
called Klcapitor, Indian name, Tu"* 

tockamula, signifies great chief of the 
valley, so named by the Indians;. 
About two-thirds ol the way up the 
mountain is a good p'cture of a man 
with hat on and side whiskers. It is 
the work of nature as no human be- 
ing could ever tret there. It \> 3300 
feet high. Scntiral Dome 4,n00, Cap 
of Lib«rty 4,000, Jit. Star King oOO, 
Clouds Rest G,034 feet. As we came 
fr.>ni Yosemite Falls we came by the 
grove of Big Trees, situated in Car- 
veras Co. They are said to i)e the 
largest in the world. There are ])or- 
haps one hundred or more, and they 
areall named. Someof th^ bark off of 
tiie mother of the forest was sent lo 
the woald's fair. They have been liad- 
ly used, some of (hem dead and oth- 
ers badly hurncd. One, called uncle 
Tom's Cabin, was burned so much 
that my little boy rode in horse lack 
and turned around. Tlie father of 
the forest has been dead a long time. 
It is rather the largest of any in the 
grove, having a length of 480 ft. It 
is partiv burned out for quite a dist- 
auce. We rode through that for 
curiosity's sake. There is another 
large tree cut down and a saloon or 
daueing'hall on the stump of it. AVe 
were in it, I believe it is about 31 ft 
across. We also got to see the Jlari- 
posa trees, but they are not quite so 
large as the C'olveras tirove. I be- 
lieve there are trees in South Amer- 
ica that is said to be taller than these, 
but not near so large around. We 
collected quite a numner of *hings 
while out on our trip, were out 
about thrte veeks and iravelcd 
about 500 miles, we al»o got to see 
one of the natural bridges, wiiicli is 
quite a curiosity. We went over it 
and under it. it is on the Stanislaus 
river and a very perfect bridge. 

Now dear children I have told you 
ol this to sljow you liow many beau- 
tiful things God has made lor us and 
to show H'-i goodness, power and 
wisdom. We know that Me is all- 
wise and has created everything tbr 
some gOLid purpose. .\Uhougli there 
are nniny tilings that we cannot see 
what thev are for, yet they are for 
HOTue ()urpnse, as notldug was made 
in vain. Now I ask of you to be 
good children, read the Pll,(JUlM, for 
in it you will get much instruction, 
it is a good paper ami I love to look 
over its page'*. If you request, I will 
give a sketch of the Great Guy- 
sers at some time as I have been there 
also. Kate Gamijei.. 

Bros. Braiiibaagh '. — Permit me to 
drop a few lines in the Pir^ 
GHIM fur the purpose of informing 
the ttrethreu and sisters that we, ac- 
conling to previous arrangements, 
had brother H. D. Davy to come on 
the 8tli of February and preach 
lor us. He came according to prom- 
i>e, and delivered thirteen sermons 
with power and demonstration of the 
spirit, to the Hatijifaotion of those 
within and without as was made 
manifest in a few days, by the sur- 
rendering of the carnal mind. Six 

pre(-ious .souls came foi'ward anel de- 
mau f.;d baptism. Many more had 
thei affections taken ["rom earth and 
pla I i on things above, and are 
"c'-.iflng the cost." O may they 
spe 'I'ily get through, and come for 
refuge into the Kingdom that Christ 
set up while in the woald. 

Brethien and sisters, how long are 
we going to remember the good coun- 
sels and admonitions given by our 
beloved brother. Let us ever re- 
member them and profit thereby. 
Let us not be "hearers only'' and 
thereby be deceived, "but be ye do- 
ers of the word," then the blessing. 

The impressions made were deep 
and lasting I think, both in saint 
and sinner. The meetings were well 
attended, good order and good atten- 
tion given to the word spoken. Bro. 
Davy spoke as the spirit gave him 
utterane^e, so let God be praised (i)r 
all the good dime by nmrial man, ami 
we his subjects, beuclitted. Our 
meeting was held iu the brick meet- 
iug-hoiise, near Ilagerstown, Indiana. 
Joseph Holder. 

Dear Editor: — I thought to write 
a few Hues for the Pieorim, I an) 
well pleased with it and waul you lo 
continue it. About Ciuireh news, I 
cannot say much as there is no church 
organized here. There are 9 mem- 
bers here within ten miles. We had 
two meetings here this winter held 
by brother Isaac Hershy. Tlie peo- 
ple were all well pleased with his 
sermons and want him to come back. 
The people here seem to be very 
anxious lor the Brethren to come 
liere and locate. The ue^^s was 
before the Rutland Center F^u'mer's 
Club that there was a colon \ of 
Dunkards coming IVVst, au'l they 
made arrangements to meet them in 
Kansas City to bring them here to 
jMontgomery Co., also niade prepiira- 
tions to accommodate them while 
looking around for homes. Nuw 
hrelhreu you can see that the people 
here are elt'sirous of you chiming. 
Whether this <!ohuiy is coToing 1 do 
not know, but was discussed as given, 
in my presence. 

I will now say a lilllte about our 
country here. We have one of the 
best countries in the State, well wa- 
tered and a great deal of good timber, 
ami land is cheap yet, Laud sells 
from 8-3.00 to §20.00 per acre with 
good improvements. If any wish 
more particulars about the country, 
address, Wm. Mericy, 

Independence, Montgomery Co. Kan. 


Please announce ihrongh the Pll.Gnis[ 
tliat our District Meetiug will be held on 
the 13th of May in the Cook's deck Con- 
giegatioD, Rockingham Co., Va. 

Solomon Gabber. 

The District Meeting for North Missouri 
will lie held on the 7th and 8tli of March in 
the Smith Fork Branch, Clinton Co., (near 
PlatlBbnrg). in the Biethren's Meeting- 
house. A general reprcBenlatiou desired. 
Those coming by It. R. will stop off at 
Plattsburg. Geoiige Witweh. 

Please make the following annoimcPi,H.,ii 
in Ihc Weekly' PiLoitiM. The Distr ■ 
Meeting of Wcsl Virginin, will be lieM 'ijj 
Scucoa District, eight miles west of MoiuL 
(if Seneca, at Union School House, in \) 
Fork ttwnship, IJandolph Co.. on Fridiy 
and Saturday, Dth and lOih nf Mi,y, p,^|. 
any farther inlormatiun uddres^ Uik mnir, 
signed at ^loulli of Senecu, 

Pendlelon tin., \\\ \\^ 
Hy lu-derof the CIniivb. 

Asa Hahma.\, 
Please unnounce that the District "Sim-x 
ing uf Nortliern Indiana und Miclii"Hii \mIi 
he held in the Brethren's :\li'clinghniiM- ' 
mile west of tJoslien. Elkhart Cu., Inj' 
conunenciug on Tliursday the 1st dnv ni 
May, 1H7S, at 10 o'clock, a. m. 

Jessk Oalveet, Clerk, 

Champaign Lovefeast. 
Tlie brethren in Chiiniimigii {'<i., |;: 
have appointed their Cununiinion Mcciii,, 
on Saturdnyitnd Sunday, .lune Ttlniiul sih" 
I.'*?;), at />Yo. Geo. Dilliufj's, live milf'* mM 
nf Urhana. We extend iiuiovitation in \\\\ 
cspeeiiilly the ministering brelln-on. 

J. M. MooiiK. 
frbaiia, HI 


We do,tbro\i';h this uiediitin. iufmii; iln 
brethren anil eiiurehcK eonijn imul^ ihriliii. 
dirtrict of Virgini;i, that I'riilny mul S:itiir. 
day before the fourth Sunday in A|tiil. i- 
the time appointed for the Imlding oflliv 
Annual District Meeting, and will be lielrl 
at that time no preventive })rovideuce. ;u 
the Valley Meeting-house in Botetourt' 
one mile south of Amsterdam. A full 
tendance is desirable. 

The undersigned also inforir-s liisbpil'- 
rcntlnithe has a nmnher of New Iljiim 
Books on hand for sale. B. F. Moum nv 

Please nnnounee that the DislriiitJIecliii^ 
of Western Maryland, will lie held tliel.unl 
willing in the Welsh Hmu CongrcRatiou ill 
the Broad Fording Meetiugbousc. live miles 
norlh-west of Ihii^eistown on llie scrmul 
Thursday in April, 1873. 

I^icnoLAs Martin 

Yon will please announce ttirougli H^ 
PiLGUlM that the Brethren in I lie Miu-ll' 
District of Iowa, purpnse holding ilair Dis- 
trict Council Meelint; with the lJn,l!.nii it' 
Dalles Co,, in their Meetingbouse, on .Mon- 
day the lOth day of May, IhT:!. WcexpcH 
a good rcpresentfllion of delegates oN"^ 
general invitation lo the br'tliren to I'c 
with us. -I ^- Snydlh. 

Cor. Sec y. 


SIPP— DOMEH— On Jan. 12, 1873, m ' " 
TCsitlence of the brije's parents, «' 
Fred'.iicU Sii)i>, of Bui'im Vista, 1 U'"' 
nwas Co.. Oliio, to sister Margartt I ■ 
iner, of Holmes Co , (X 

M. 11 Shuti 


POUmS.— Iu Elkbait Volley Congrega- 
tion, Elkliait Co., Ind., Pel). 19, 1»'": 
Frank Wesley PouUis, .son ol Henr.v ■";" 
sister Pnulus, aged 1 year, 4 mos ,anu -' 
days. Funeral services by S Ixa. 
Rule and otiiers. I . U- '^ 

MILLEH.— In Yellow Creek ConsreS*"'''' 
Elkhart Co.. lad., Feb. 23, 1873, ™ 
Oilhert ion ol Delila Miller, ol ?l'°"' 
fever, age 17 years. Fnneral services ii 
n. B. Btudsman »nd othere.^^ ^^^^^ 

SNOEUEROER.-On Feb. 21st, .1878. "™f 

Lattasbursh, Wayne Co. Olno ma 

Fredcriek SDoeberger,agcd 00 jrs..^" 

and 27 days. . , 

He leaves an aged wife, a sister and J^^, 

children to mourn llieir ><>«»■ ,; „,.itrr 

lueachedby P. .1. Brown ""'''''' (p«- 

from Isa. 38: 1, lo a larae cm™"' " prd* 

pie wjio assembled to pay then- lastresi 

to the dead. °^''- "^'"""i,. 

K.VBRICK.— On March W, '"'f "^d„m 
ion District, Marshall Co., In'l-; ^-j,„ 
Marion, only son of bro. Jolm a j,,,, 
Elizabetli Kabrick, and S'""f "' ,,„utln. 
.lohn Knisley, aged 3yrs. and •' " 
Funeral services from .lets ^ '^^ '^y \\ 


^^';^^_Ili I'lliu" Di»trici, :\liiisliiill 
;,;infcH.-l" Maranif. 

?•■!'■,;,,''■. "flir... .lac.b. and .is. 
*■'";?■,, '.1 SrliliT. iinil ftniiKl-tlaiialitei- 

' . „1 "1 (lav. Kiino'a' «c"I"Cp» noiii 
5Mi'l:4: O. W. MM,,,K.K. 

I I'Mi'to/' l>li'aac ODl>y. 1 
, t,BPR -or til'- FW Unok District, Vn. . 

'^^ " ,811.. ia'"i'" •''■™'; ,':";""'■■ "k"'' 

!;,;,l ,CTvinos by Kl.l. .lacoli Wino, Sam- 
.11 JIvois »i"l ""i «■""■'' I™"' 2" 

S,.l:7. .TohnNefk. 

17,,-f,.,. IMl.l <'«iiif<liilmi. I)lpas« rcipy. I 

The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES OEEEK, PA-, Mar. 18th, 1873. 

t^ lIcjwTosciul money. -.All sums over 
Sl,.j(l, bliniilil 1)0 sent either in :i cheek, 
iliin or pnstiil order. If neither of these 
on lio ohtnineil. have the letter registered. 

0" WllK.v MoNFY is sent, (diaiyn send 
ititli it tlie name and address of tliciso who 
Ittiid it. Write the nivines and post office as 
jibiiily us [lossihle. 

13" EviiiiV subscriber for 18T:J, gets a 
J%n'm Almaniir. FuEE. 

furti.erance of tlie gooil cause, aod In conclusion, we make an urgent 
then if it lie iti (.•(msiiiiauce witli feriucst that out- readers continue 
God's will we may c.xpcci His help, their efforts to increase our circula- 
In view of the many words of eticour- tioti. This year we will be obliged 
iigeni.'nt, and a coiifciotisness of j to spend considerable iu order lo 
right we look forward with bright | carry on the publication oftliePii.- 
hope.s, hoping that our brethren and i grim succewfully. In this we know 


Five months iig-i we uiiiioiiiio.-d 
cur (lo|)artnie from the I'ii.(;Ri.M 
Office for the purpose of attending 
^cliaol. Now \\c are h;tppv to inf.<nit 
yini iltat we atv again at lionie, and 
as we have been ab^oiii for some 
liiu!, ofciuise we feel like ttilking a 
We to our readers. During our ab- 
irmewc were in a iniasitro cut oil' wo sustain 
lanitr pultons al least we had not 
am'-s ti, the private correspoitdence, 
™l it i3 through this medium that 
IV rfrcive our greuti st ciieotii age- 
"iftl. If we were t.. publ-sli the 
"iniiy words of oneourag(.ment and 
ap|iravj| it wiuld require more space 
'IW'tsb.aihl l„. given forihspurpse. 
"'ifre.iilcis can feel assnre.l liuwevcr 
"'»' lliis,. ^,,0,1 ivords are not lost. 
f'";' I'ave done muoli towards 
"""glltettiag and animating us in 
'"" '"liors i„ the past. Sit,.-,- our 
'™'"l "t iimne, we are infonned 
'""oiif priva'e ciTcspoiuience this 
•"•"■ is full of w.irds of cheer 
»'lf"eoiirng,.n,e„i, and itidicd the 
8"'fril approval with whicli the 

"•'""■- "-^in,' is a at can 

;'J«P«odan,l dcired. It is true 

sCiiT"'"''"" '" ""' '"^ '"''^^ "" '" 
tilt" ''"' ''"' ''"'^'' "'■'-' ''''"i""'» <''f 

''■ Money is very sear..c and (bore 
^^J»»"„,he Bfotliorho, d 
vi.?'!'" '""■"""' « unknown. In 
;;»'!- we aiopalient. feeling 
l^;""^' Iltat if „e are f„ith.ol, and 

.;„.",, 'i""^'" '"•■g"^<"'i"-l I'.v 
W, ^"■•'il-iati principles, la- 

'i..«!'"''„""""^''"' """"'-'^ '"'"^'i 

H*t,ie'| "'••'"' '"'''"" ''""■'■' "''" '"''l' 
all ill'" ^'''' ""'' wc shall try to do 

l"ki„r'" '"*"'""""'«• "I"- ""(let-- 
" 1 s.icces,, and efloctnal to the 

sisters may bi; n.ovtd and stirred up 
from their lellfirgy iu regard to our 
periodiciK, that they will be more 
and more itii|iress(d with them as 
moans for difseminati'ig truth and 
exposing error. It is true our peri- 
odicals may often he impregnated 
witi: impuritie.-, and on this account 
some olijfct lo them. Bui this is no 
rea.son why they should !w discarde.l. 
The clear sparkling rivulet that 
meanders tliiougii the valley-, and 
the bubbling spring presents tlie Idea 
of purity, hut as they course their 
way ft cm their source they become 
improgiiii'cd with impurities; yet 
impure as they are, the trees, the 
shrubb.ry and flowers along their 

that many are aiixiou; that ne shall 
be succcss,''ul, and will no doubt ral- 
ly to our aid. A long pull, a 
steady pull and a pull altogether, is 
all that is needed to largely increase 
onr circulatioo. 

.1. B. B. 


.\ll .'.uli-crii.tii,n--lioulJ commence 
with tlie beginning of the volu'uc, as 
the liist .\os. contained some very 
interesliog articles some of which are 
still eouiinued. It will also make a 
complete file and make ihe volume 
valuable for binding. We can still 
sujiply all subscribers with numbers 

doubt that many of the brethren re- 
member of him, as in his time le 
was called a gr<at peacemaker. 

Bro. E. Si.ifer says that much Ir. 
his regret and tliat of hii church, the 
name of Bro. Ephraira Stoner was 
omitted iu his report of their meet- 
ings. Bro. l^toner was with them 
during their meeting and labored lo 
general acceptance. The mistake 
may have o.rurred in the office but 
cannot now determine. 
i Bro. Tobias M. C'alfi.-.m,\.\ of 
Neffiville, Pa., i-ays. " We had a se- 
ries of inetings in Lancaster City 
with very good rcsulis, eight souls 
having decided iu favor of Christ.— 
We had a vtrygood meeting and be- 
lieve the spirit of the Lord was witli 
us. Brethren Daniel Longenicker, 
Peter .Myers and Davi.l Garlach were 
with us." 


i from the begiiiniug of the year. Xew 
course receive in.jistnre that gives j ,ui,,,,ii,„, are still coming iu qui.e 
vigor, and besides all this, the thirst j ,„„„uraginglv and we can assure von, 
of thousands of beings is quenched. , ti.ey are we'lcomely received. We 
So it is with reference to our period- | i.^ve room for manv more, send tbeai 
icals. TI ey claim to point the read- j .,|„„j, an,l we will accommodate ail. 

er 10 .Iisus the great fountain Head ! , 

fropj whence i.s-ue> the clear bub- j The following articles demand a 
blii.g s;ream of the waters of life, j careful reading: "Sir, we would see 
The source— the intentions are all I Jesus." by Ilattie R Miller, '-From 
right, but as men attempt to convey j whence is it?'' by Elder B. F. .Moo- 
this truth who are all polluted with ' ,u„w. "Strike at the Root," by Benj. 
sin and tincloaniiess, it btoraes tar- 1 Bowman, and the "Risen Savior" by 
nishcd with Ihe most prominent ; A Pilgrim. 

corruptions of our nature. But im- .^^^-^^-^— — — -^^^^__— _— . 
|mre as it may be, if we have been i PERSOXAL. 

learning of .It sus, \vc may, like the ! 

tainted waters of the rivulet, give ] Troxkl. Your letter was 

nourishment. Our brethten and sis- '"" receivtil. 

ters may be strengthened, and even ; CoRRErriox. In Pilurlm Xo. 8, 

the poor famishing sinner may come ■ Pertlii nia Early's correspondence, 

and drink. Bnthrui, if we arc only ; Oks Couio!! should read, Ofckan 

honest, and go directly to ihe great : Church. 

fountai:, H-ad for otir knowledge, I ,,^^ j^_ ^^.^^^ Your remittance 

if It docs becoure slightly impregnat-;^^.^,^__^.^_,,^,_|.^^, ^^,, ^.^|,^ ^^,^^ „„, 

ed wiih the irruptions of our tiat- ^.|.^,,i,gj. .p,,^. „„n,b..,si are now all 

ore, it m,.y siill do its «o.-k. ^^,,,, ^,„, „,^^|.,,^, j,^;,, ,„ >,t„ .^q^ -j^ 

Tlie I'li.tiKiM at time-, may have ' jjos. 42 volume 3 are sent. 

been found to contain a large pen j y^u^^. If yon give us Martha 

cent of dross. Help us readers ">' Rol|i„'s post office' we can give you 

make in,,iiovome..t. When J'OU^|_^ ,,^^._.^_j information. We had 

w:ircl„.sorc tliatvou l>ave an ob- | ^^^^. |,^j M vUJa except one .iame| 

jcct in view, and let that oh.jrct be ^^^_^, ,,|_,^ j^ ,|,,^^. i,,,,.,,,,,,, ,„. 

the honor and glorv of God. En 

, , •; ■ . , J. 15. L.MR The moiiev was re- 

deaver to leel what voii write and . , , , , ,,„ 

, ,.' ,, , eetved and vour nitn.' changed, llicv 

aho the responsibility. Remember i ■ = 

, ,, , I must eomc right now. It lucre are ] 

word- have iiower, aud a small drop j ....... , 

, any mtssiug Aos. iniortn ns what 

of ink falling like dew upon a •' =~ .,, , i ' 

, ,. , thcv arc and we will supiilv Ihem. 

t.lioiu'ht, proiluces that which mav ■ " ■ 

mol.riho mind of thousands. If all H"<'- ■'""■>■ ^''"' ^''.'"-^ • " ''"■''"•^ 

our contributors will be inthienced , I >"l''"'l«"li« <'i™i'^'l "f"''! •'"'•'"'^ 

by the ..ood Spirit when they write, ' O"!-!"-''' (»''" "f ^I"''"' *""•'>'-'•' " j 

onr icriodicals must certainly be- ' ""^'"l"''' »'' i'"^ F'^'l R"''^ Disl., lip- ^ 

I per Slicnandoah, Va.. I have iio^ 

Seeds, Plants. Trees.— Piejaid by Mail. 

31y new priced descriptive Catalogue ol 
Choice Flower and Ganlen Seeds, 23 soils 
of either for $1 ; new and choice varieties 
of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Shrab.-. 
Everjjieens, Roses, Grapes, Lilies, Small 
Fruits, House and Border Plants and Bulbs; 
one year gralted Fruit Trees for mailing: 
Fruit Stocks of all kinds; Hedge Plant*, 
tte.; the most complete assortment in the 
countiy, will be -sent gratis to any plain 
address, with P. O. bo..;. True Cape Coil 
Cranberry lV»r upland or lowland, %G per 
1(00; ?! per 100; prepaid by mail. Trade 
List to dealers. Seeds on Comniission. 
Agents wanted. B. M. W.\tsox, 

Old C'oloiiy and Seed Waw- 
lionse, Pl.vmouth, Slass. Established 1$42, 


Will l)c tlihli'ibuted this year, to llie suli- 
scrilici's for the Amkiucax Woukiso Peci- 
VLK, a lurge quarto, 16 page Monthly, cos-t- 
ing but $I.riO per year. It gives a premium 
th every subseiiber. varviufi iivm 25 cenis 
in vjiliie \\\* to*'>. *.■), *l6, «20. $100, $'200. 
tiuil ^."iilO ill Cret'nbacks besides Watches. 
Scwiny; >Iai'hine>. P;irlor Oi-gaiis itml lui- 
lueious oUitT prnniuuis (irvahic, Send I'nr 
specimen and <'ireidai-s lo 

t'APIlON & Co.. 

Mm-. 18-ym. PiHsbunrh, Pa. 

A\'AMEI). "' 

will ;]:ive men antl 

Business that will Pay 

Irom $4 tti $S per day. can be pursued in 
vour own ur-igUborhoinl; it is a raro «.-hanee 
i'or those out ofmiployuient or havinsi Icis- 
ui-o tinir; uirU and boys fivqueutly do as 
well as men. Partieulni^s fife. 

Address .1. LATHAM & CO.. 

3l>2 Washington St., Bai^toiii Mass. 

come a pnvor for guotl. 

TiiK ' llniist'lioM Trea-iirt'" sccins 
to bfjiist the tliino; wanto<l ami t'te 
tloiuaiul tur it quite lively. Our first 
bt is all iinne, Init in a tV-w days- v'-^ 
will liave aiiotlier sujiply, when we 
can till all orders. U is a litllo work 
that every family slionld have ami 
will ju'ove worth many time- its cost. 

Mniiev I.i-I ci-owiKhI out. 




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AMINIED," liY Elder J. S. Fmnv, A 
SvNoPSis OF CoNTEETS. An addfess to the 
reader : The peculiarities that attend lliia 
type of religion. The leelings tlieie e.Kpe- 
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Urbana, Cliainpaign co. , III. 
Oct. 32. 


An inquiry into the Aecordaney of War, 
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X,.vi-iil'-«l''i"' '''I"' <l"fk''<t <'l'»i-l 

Tlialevi'i- loomed will ii;i-ih jiwiiy, 
I'Jie Iniifft'st uijlil will yield U) dawn — 

Tiir ilitwn will kindle into day. 
Wliiit if avtnind thy lynoly biirk 

jlirnk liiTce and high tlie M-avos of sor- 
Slipti-h every oar! thore's Innd ahead! 

And thou wilt t^ain the port to-morrow. 

When r.etiiMe frowns, and suiumor friends 

Like h'mU llial fear a storm, depart, 
Sitiiii'. ii 111'' !ii;»il liatii tropic warmth, 

Wilt ^tay and nestle round thy heart, 
lllliiin art pool', no joy is won. 

N'l ^00(1 is ^ainetl by sad repining, 
(ieins, bnried in the darkened e,irtii, 

Miiy yet be fjatbered for the nuninf,', 

Tlicie is no lot however stt<l, 

Tiiere i> no roof however low, 
Hii! lias .some joy io make it glad, 

Siiiiii- latent bliss to soothe its woe. 
Tile !i*;lil of hope will liniler near, 

When wildest lieats the hearts emotion; 
-V liilisinaii when breakers roar. 

.V star uiion the troubled oeean. 

file larintr knows not if liis field 

Wittt Hood, or drought, or bliglit must 
He (ptestions not the lirkle skies, 

l!iitploii..jlis,and sows, and toils in hope. 
filial nil. 1111(1 strive. ;ind daro, and do, 

.Niir doubt a harvest you will gather; 
"Tis time to tabor and to wait, 

■Villi trust ill God tor genial weather. 


iMi;.MlJLflS--HO. 1- 

' p;tr,io!c, ill ilifse pipers, to 
I'leseiit lo the coii»iiWratioii of niy 
'■ ilw brotliren and sislci-s a few 
llwuglits upon the tluiie* anil ohli- 
Srtioiia tlial necssarily devolve up- 
»!' each member of the Boily of 
t'lii'ist ill their relative e.-illinj; ami 
slaliau. First I to speak of 
"'« '"i^v ur private niemliei-.s, bo 
'™_«'l. Seoolllly, of llie deaeOllS. 
itirtllv, ofil,e,„ii,i,s(eis ,u the first 
""J s.eoad ile.ree, ]^„rthlv, of 
I*" '"■ liHliops, and lastly, of the 
" C'hurcli ill a comprehensive 
*'">^ a-i one united b idv. in the 
"" l'l«' then to liejrhi with the, 

1. MIV. 

^' y wayof distinclion, «o classed 

11100^' "'° """'^ '" "^° '""'"' "'"' 

f,..' '""'in one ^ns- of the word, 

l„,|, '^'" Mnie. ln,,smi.c', as the 

■ '" '-""■!' ind viJual ,„,.,„l,.,, 

liorn of God, is the tomple of the 
Ilnly, s(t the Church — bc-dy of 
Christ, — should be truly a h'lly hab- 
itation f>r the indwelling of the 
Divine light and life. As the onean 
is oijicle up of drops of water, so ihe 
Chnreh is composed of individual 
members. If all the drops of wat^r 
that fall into a reservoir be pure, the 
whole body of -.vater will be pure. 
On the other liand, just in propor- 
tion to the impure drops that fall in, 
in the same proportion will ihe boily 
be impure. So with the Church, the 
puritv of tiiesuin'; depends upon tlie 
individual ratmbeis that compose 
the body. Just in proportion to the 
number of working members there 
are in the Churoli, in that proportion 
the body will bs an active working 
bodv- There are degre* in life and 
aetivily. man lUty be alive and 
cipable of action ro some extent, but 
because of diseased and crippled 
members of his body he can barely 
hrcHlhi', and his action is slugiri^h, 
and in ihat condition he o;in accom- 
plish little or nothing. Another has 
more of the vitalizing principles of 
\ life^ hii members but little injured by 
disea^^p, such a one may g<i forth and 
brave the da:igers of life,— bring any 
energy into play — and in the end ac- 
oompHah much. Just so with the 
Chun:li. If every member of the 
body is alive and healthy, much may 
be accomplished, otherwise, if tlie 
members are .'luggish and sin-dis- 
eased, but little will be a:;enmplished 
in the conveision of the world. What 
is true in this relation of llie whole 
Chnreii, is true of looal churches or 
congregations. When the vital 
principles of •■j)nre and undetiled re- 
lio-loa" predomluHtesover everything 
else in the members, the body will 
lie a "liirht to the world and salt to 
tbefai(h."bni if the light he dark- 
ness, "reat is the darkness indeed. K 
the sail hwe its savor, how shall the 
eaith be Malted— how the wnrhl 
he saveil from the oorruptiog infln- 
enco (»f'sin'.' Knougli has been said, 
we hnpp, to slnnv to every re»Je„-ting 
mind lint ea.ili and every niemb-r of| 

the Church has weighty duties to ! of success lay iti the conra^e and <le- 

perform, and the obligations resting | raeanor of their privalesohliers. Witn 

upon them are of no little moment. | drawn weapons of warfare th^-v piir- 

Somotiraes we come across members ! sued the enemy close and strong and 

who live and act as though nothing | victory perched upon their banners. 

more was required of them than to t So itis with the armies of G-nJ's pee- 

retain their niembetship in the 'pie. The Captain of our salvation 

Church. Being a member of the may command, the oltic«rs «>f the 

Church seems to be the height of Church herald the orders but j-ucce.-'s 

their ambition. Th&essence of their I depends, in a great measure, upon the 

1 religion seems to be wrapped up in ya^or and rotufwt of the '^private" 

I "I am a professor," independent of soldiers nf the cros-. **' hat can *:r 

I the dutifs and obligations that de- what must the private soldier du 

Involve upon a. possessor of pure reli- maybe askcil ? T.he answer is, "d.» 

I gious principles. They live as though what you can," obey the orders oT 

, nothing was required ot them other your Captain, — the Lt»rd Jesus 

' than whatten<ls to their own iudi- ! Christ. You may live isolated from 

vidual interest. the body of the congregation tn which 

Peter in his first epistle siys; "Lay- 
ing aside all malice and all guile, 
and hypocrisies anil envies, and all 
evd speaking, as new horn babes, de- 

you be'odg, yet you have no right fo 
be ''otl' duty." You have a desire 
for your neighbors lo be enlisted in 
company with y"u. O^casionaliy the 

sire the sincere milk of the word.that ' truth is preached, but the deiire*! ef- 
ye may grow thereby, if so be ye have j lect is not produced. Isthcrt: not a 
tasted that the Lord is gracious. To I cause? Look to it brother or sister, 
whom coming as unto a living stone, and see if the cause is not U\ (he fact 

* * * ye also, as li*-(.ly sto.nes, are 
built upon a spiritual house, a holy 

yon have not on the "whole arutor 
ofGotI" therefore the cncmv shifts 

priesthood, to offer up spiritual sac- you along in the popular current. 
rifice, acc.'ptable to God by Jesus When your neighbor jests in an nn- 


Believers coming to Christ, onie 
as to a "living stone" and receiving 
His spirit, they become as "lively 

believing manner, you may encourage 

the same by a minner of levity, or 
perhaps put in a word to help along, 
when a silent, grave iouk of reproof 

stonc-s" working together in love, might have gone home to 1 is hearf. 

that the Church may be a "spiritual 
house," full of life, zeal and activity. 
A "Iioly priesthood" — a "peculiar 
people" such as are acceptable to God 
— are truly His people. Believe it 
then ludividual member, although 
vou bsloag to the laity, a^* a member 
of the organization to which you be- 
long, you are duty bound to labor, 
with tlie rest in the common salva- 
tion. Think not that because you 
are a member in a private capa.-ity, , to the truth, the preaohed w or d falls 
v.m arc cKcnius fro!n riu'y such as ! often dead upon the hcirers. Xeigh- 
teuds to the building uji of Zlon. burs go on gropiu;; in darkness be- 
W'iio in the armies of cliu living God 
in ancient days were iostrumcutal, in 

Or when your neighbor '\irinfcs''yon 
(///«/.', just in a sociable way yoti 
know! Or when he '"alks yolitiVs 
and of w'lrlt^ly things, generally you 
seem to be a fit companion for him. 
Can you wonder when the faith you 
profess is preache<l ii falls to C(."ld ou 
your neighbor's heart. The truth 
may be preached with power, but if 
there is not a favorable e.Kpression 
from those who profess lo be converts 

cause there U little or no light in the 
lile of the profossor, souls aiv peris'n- 

the hands of (3od, <if bringing about linguid r his very eye becnn^e of 

victory? Wq «n»wei> in a great 
measure, it was the pn'rifrs. The 
eaptains gave orders but lii'.'ir hopes 

lack of savor in the salt. 

We take another ease l<y w;,y <ii" 
illustration. One niav (col f.y 


ti n'meinbrr tnuTiy disea?e-( are I not pull, the witling one innst, sibl 

If the rieli iiold a 

living npirt from ohnrch faeiliti ^s they go onl 'o hear that luie preach j when the cause demands it. give ns 
hut in that loneliness the child of ] or in that huuse of worship that yon the Lord has prospered you, not 
(jod feels God is »ijiU, ihat His eve , <lo not seem to care enouRh ahout to [ grudgingly l.ut cheerfnlly. It is a 
i, up>m then., and His car readv 'to ' g" "> »'>y "•""'''<' 'o «''' ''"■'■^- -^"'^ ' '""' ■'''"«<■• "If ''•'' "l"''-' ''"'■•'e wiH 
hearthe cries of His children. Only inS"!" remend>er many diseases are j 
apiivat. n.emoer, va thev feel the : <:"""i;-'C™'- 'l''"' "''' "' neglecting or not able. 
„blr..ations resting u'po.i ihem as pro- j '" ""fn'i worship or coucil closed on the dollar.':, the poor 
lo«.'.rs of the holy religion of .lesus. meetings is of a conl.ngeons nature. I must open and give the (/i/iira, or the 
Havin" on the whole armor of God I ^'"^ niember slays nt home, then an- j cause will snllbr. In short remember 
thev live out «hat ihcy profess, not j"'!"''' ♦'""''"'«■''"''> ='"''-"'>'''«'"''"<'n™ '•'« ''"tics and oliligation, of the 
oidV the name *"i)r.'fehSor" is written ' **pi'eads the evil, until a coldness — i lay members aio such that a failure 
(*n their ''breaf-t-plate*' but also "ho- i somoihing like a dtat/i cliiU — comes | on their part will clog the wheels of 
Kness to the Lord." With nieelc and over the Chnn-ti. The discouraged the ear of salvation, and make the 
lowly heart, chaste eonvorsation and | ministers go ihrr.ngli vvith the form \ gi-spel a stumbling block w ti.e 
i;od!v conduct, their life is a light lor [ of worship, — lo the best they can 


wtu-ld. But a strict compliance with 
their neighbor, and their walk "a i probably, but under the circnmstan- | I'luif J"lies will give such an impetus 
savor ot life unto life."' When the i ces their best aceom'plishes init little. ' to the ark of the J.ord as to cauie 
word is preaclied, the hearers see 

a ] Bot now we turn to the subject un- i hereto outride the bi-eakers of perse 

der umre favorable eircurastmces. i cutioo, — induce thousamls to enter 
Suppose every member feels the ob- ! and sail for the harbor of rest. Up, 
ligations of their calling— have an I "P. I'len, and to work dear brethren 
earnest zeal for I heir Master's cause, I and sisters,— on with '.he whole ar- 
and goes to work with a will. First, I "'"^ "'' ^"'i- ^'^'^'V ""•' s»'""^ "n- 
set a watch over their own hearls 1 sheathed— be not content with the 
and have kindled within their sonl a | uniform alone, bnt pray for courage 
lovefor the welfaieof others, especi- ; and .strength that you may acquit 
■illy those of the household of faith, i -^'''''^'^^'^'''S "^ Ij^^^'neth valient sold- 

( hurch p.'rii.dicals, and after reading , K^pp love burning through the me- ' '"^'^ "' *'"' cross,- lighting under that 

t:,cm lends Ihem to his neighbors, an ' iliuni of private prayer. When the I B»""ei' that always leads to victory. 

inlercl is gotten np.reliiiioussulijecls , lay for go'iig to public worship, .J. .s. Fmh.'V. 

ate ollen talked of. The isolated comes they /.«»/ not for e.vtuses to 

grain of "salt" is at work, botn open- : siiiy at home — will brave the storm , 

beaiilifnl expression of the Trulh in 
ihe professor's .b.ily walk, so tliat 
o;..ers fall iu love witii true religion 
;:!id (he "lone siar" sum* has others 
. : a kindred nature within tie circle 
anil bonds of llie' Kingdom of Heav- 
en." The isolated memi er that has 
liie cause Ir.lyat heart is not slow 
to !rub^crihe 'o one or more of the 



OK Uf MEN ? 

ly and ill secret prayer, so that the fbr the »ake of Jesus and ihe duly is made to pri sper and souls to they owe lo (vmI. The ministers heart 

rejoice in (he truth as it is in Jesus, is gladdenetl to .-ce ihem in their, ij, !■•, .moo.m.vw. 

We now turn to the laity that live seats— Ihcirearncstnese has inllueiieed 

inclose ]i oxiinity one to another, i others out. Uuly demanJs the mem- [ ilaviii" now considered tlie auilnn*- 
:.i!d niitier ti.e influence of the eon- : hers should pray for their p reaeher ! iiy up..n which the I'oregoing insiicii- 
g:-euaiion in general. Here some- as well as others— it is the house of [ lions ate based, and as we Ihink fully 

Sustained the position in which we 
embarked in this investigation, that 
ibr everything that God ilesigiied that 
his inttdligeiu creatures slnaild ob- 
Goi!, — faints are "built up." In the serve and do, he has aiguiheil it to 
outpourings ofCiod's love, grace and ' '1'^''" '" language clear and uumistak- 
niercT "H< ly Manna is showered all i "''I''. ""<! impre.s-icd it by his own il- 
around." A Consununation so glori- lush lous example, 
ous that we may even "walk in Heav- j In the next place, we propose lo 
cnly plaies in Christ Jesus" here can „h„w, tliatmtr prerogatives arc liuiiled 
not be brought about without a hear- j and circuioseribed bv this ehaner. 
(■.cam dear sonl and remember ilicre ■ ly eo-operaiion of tlie private mem- ; He being wise enough to devise his 
aeno blessed proini-cslolhe"drone.s" bers of ihe Church. Seeing then that ! own means lor the aecomplishment of 
o- nominal pi oles-.Ms. You must be it is within yonr power, through the his purposes, and just iu reijuiriog 
one of the "lively stones" or yon ,„e,.ey of God, to enliven the Church ' that his auihority should be nspeelcd, 
may never lit into the Heavenlv ,u„| Ufep Imruiug upon her altar ihe , and migliiy to avenge himself upon 
house of habitai ion. Duly demands fi,( of a .Saviot's love, watch and prav those whoshall lake from, add to, 
you help -oear one anoihers bur.len.s. |,,„ _„„„. i,„H^.i,i„.,i i,„r,irerence bring [ substitute Ibr, modify or amend them, 

the Chnrch into a eoKI or Inkc-warm , they having been pre-arrangetl in the 
>tate. In council iiuelings let any councils of H'aven. "Where is I lit; 
one ihat can, be out ini duly and help wise, where is the .scribe, where is the 
iM-t mil Salau if be has found foot- dis.inler of this world'.' Hath not 
bold anywhere. "Know no man af- God made the wisdom of this 
ler the flesli,"-:let all tl.ings be done ' world •.'" Kor after that in the wis.. 
with an eye single to the glory of^dom of God. the world by wisdom 
God and welfare of Zion. If Ihe knew not God, it pleaded God by the 

times men hers may be found that ' prayer. God is there — the Holy 
1 ve scetniogly careless of their duties Spirit is then — Jesus in the love and 
a-.d ohllguiiiins, as much as lo say, j |,|<,„i|iug.s „f His sublime words is 
'el others allend lo the matters that ' ihwc— sinners tremble and turn lo 
h'-ioiiK lo the c'.nrch, 1 am Only a 
]>i ivale inemher, — don't matter what 
1 do, ji:st so 1 am careful enough lo 
e-eape eensiii-e Iroui the chnrch. m- 
t.jmcnp lo tlie slandard of this or 
ihat brother or sister's general reli- 
gious ctiaraeler." Awake from ihat 

You mav claim yon lan stay at 
home from ]nihlie worship and do 
jit.-t as much good reading your iii- 
Iav. That expressioii. has no wider 
raage than your own individual in- 
t 'rest or ease. How will it be with 
the brother who has to the 
heavy cross of preachin;; the Woni 

when he finds voiir seat empty ? Will l,ndv is hf-'dlliv .tnd Cill r,r Ir.vr. .....i r r i c 'i- "■ 

- ' """> IS inaiiny ,inu lull oi love ami toohsbiicss of preaching to .save I hem 

he be eneouraged ■.' How can he speak p,(;j^ „ di-eased member, though it be ' that believed'' 1 Cor--I' "n ■>^ 

fervently of the bl,.s..edness .,f the //.,• /,r™/,may be brought lo a healthy /ool,, ,!,„ dept'h of the iiches bol'h 'of 

leligiou of Jesns.when he remelniiers „,a,e „; act In pecuniary mailers | ,1,„ ,,u,)„,„ ^nd knowled™ of God, 

ti..«e flock are seemingly so you have no right lo say "I have be- 1 |,„„. „„,easoinihle are his jud-menis 

i.diirerent? .\n.l l.ow about those gotten my money and it is mine to do | ,„„1 his ways past finding mt. for 

! fighbors of M.ois. think I hey will as I will." Yon arc the I.oril's I ,vho hath known the mind of the 

f.i!l in love with that religion you steward, be careful then that yim '. Lord, or who hath been his eniiiiscl- 

senii to care so little about? Will waste not His money upon your lust ! lor V Kom.— 11 ; :;:),;!). 

suitalde commentary upon 
this subject I quote from Gouhleuiu's 

j Personal Religion, chap. 10, pace l.")S 

[ "It would be well in consiilerin..- ih^ 
various ordinances of Religion we 
began by narrowly exaniiuing (1^;,. 
ciiarler, as it exisis iu God's II., |v 
Word. How shall we aserlaiu iheir 
true character ? How shall we know 

' what we may expect from Ihem, ami 

i what we may not expect ? How, in 
short, shall we secure inrselves against 

I a false estimate of them, otherwise 
than by looking into their ori|;inal 
constitution? The exact limits of a 
patent or prerogalive granted by ihe 
government of a country to any iiuii- 

^ vidual, can only be ascertaiued bv 
eouslillillg the terms of the patent. 
Let the holder abstract from the pub- 
lic records, and hide away the parch- 

', inent on which those terms are writ- 
ten, and there are then no powers 

: which he may not assume, oii the 
generol vague representation the 
[laioat is his."' 

In the absence of a proper regard 
to the principle involved in this gen- 
eral idea, what has the religious world 
not as.-nmed in aJ ages fiom Adaai 
in Ivleii, to the priseut day. The 
adversary is not wanting in ingenuity 
nor argnnielit to iuslall iiisidaoiisly 
into tlu! hiiinau mind an infusion of 
unbelief, if not suecossfnl iu the first 
ellbrt, to induce the final and falal 
-lep, as in the case of our iirogenilurs 
iu the garden, yet stej) by steji he pro- 
ceeds lo final suece.-s, as iu the case ol 
ancient Israel ; the commands of ( 
.as revealed in his charter, are super- 
ceded by InnUtions which are of men. 
This trulh is so fully delineated in 
ihe Bible that to undertake elucida- 
tion of it would app.-'ar to ho a work 
of &n[>ererogati(nj. Xothing Dinre is 
necessary than a reference to Ihe his- 
tory as given in the Bible of that age 
ol the world, as to the conduct oflhose 
then living, their liiial, terrible over- 
ihrmv and destruction, because of 
Iheir disreg